Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 16, 2010
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Nevada   001-15663   75-2847135
(State or other   (Commission   (I.R.S. Employer
jurisdiction of incorporation)   File No.)   Identification No.)
1800 Valley View Lane, Suite 300    
Dallas, Texas   75234
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 469-522-4200
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Securityholders
     On September 16, 2010, the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of American Realty Investors, Inc. (“ARL” or the “Issuer” or the “Registrant”) was held following a solicitation of proxies pursuant to a Notice of Annual Meeting and related Proxy Statement dated August 9, 2010 distributed in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). On the record date of August 6, 2010, 11,514,038 shares of Common Stock were outstanding with each share being entitled to cast one vote.
     At the Annual Meeting, which involved the election of directors, the following named persons received the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstention and broker non votes:
    No. of Votes   %   No. of Votes   No. of Votes   Broker Non-
Name   For   For   Against   Abstained   Votes
Henry A. Butler
    9,886,192       84.81 %     24,833              
Sharon Hunt
    9,887,143       84.82 %     23,882              
Robert A. Jakuszewski
    9,880,304       84.76 %     30,721              
Ted R. Munselle
    9,887,123       84.82 %     23,902              
All of the nominees named above, each of which is currently a director of the Registrant, were elected at such Annual Meeting.
     The only other matter presented at the Annual Meeting was the ratification of the appointment of Farmer, Fuqua & Huff, P.C. as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Registrant for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010 and any interim period. A total of 9,897,747 votes were cast for, 4,590 votes were cast against and 8,688 votes abstained from voting with respect to such proposal.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly-caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly-authorized.
Dated: November 11, 2010  AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS, INC.
  By:   /s/ Gene S. Bertcher    
    Gene S. Bertcher, Executive Vice President