We are now 30,000+ strong, and reach over 6.7 Millon Hispanic / LatinosWe are seeking justice for people whose ancestors’ #land was taken from them by outright theft, fraud, and/or political chicanery. We work as the #Voice for #Change – through activism, research and recovery of mineral rights.
The 1767 Porciones now commonly referred to as Land grants have a rich history. Including the land grants or porciones located in the middle of the Rio Grande River and the Nueces River. These land grants, were unique in design, giving a pattern along the Rio Grande..
When these land grants were given, there was no fight for oil or gas, because the existance was unknown at the time.
from the #Texas oil boom in 1901 the battle for the money began , everyone wanted it including the State of Texas. The boom added billions to the revenues of the state of Texas.
The consititution of 1876 protected the owners of the lands where these minerals were being drilled, dug, and sold.
the landowner was given complete ownership of the minerals in all lands that passed from the
sovereign before the effective date of the Constitution of 1876.
the Texas Supreme Court in 1928, in Greene v. Robinson. Rather than holding the Relinquishment Act unconstitutional, the Court “construed” the Act in a way that would pass constitutional muster. It held that
the Act did not relinquish the oil and gas to the landowners; instead, it made the landowners the agent of the State for the leasing
of oil and gas rights, and granted to the landowner the right to half of all bonuses, royalties and other benefits accruing from those leases.
In 1866 there was no oil and gas discovered so the issue was not that important. The money from our unclaimed wells has been spent by the state for 33 years instead of putting it in a trust fund.
The spanish land grant #heirs network – the voice of change is here to help.
We encourage all supporters to get join us, get involved, vote, sign petitions, get active, make peaceful protests and together we will be a voice of change!
Oil and Government Corruption, Texas Spanish & Mexican Land Grant Heirs, The fight for Los Porciones