Hunters Appreciation Dinner – Saturday, Nov. 2016

Join us for our annual hunters dinner!! Over 20 guns to raffle and only $1 a ticket! And you do not have to be present to when! Purchase in advance! Come support the Runnels Co 4-H and eat an awesome brisket plate with Sklenariks sausage and all the fixings!! Only $15. And don’t forget T-N-T Margaritas will be serving amazing beverages!!! You don’t want to miss this!!!


Ballinger’s 2016 Hunters’ Appreciation Dinner

Raffle list

  1. Sklenarik Smoked Meats
    AR-15 PSA 556
  2. Toliver Brothers
    AR-15 PSA 556
  3. A B Distributing
    Springfield 1911 Range Officer 45
  4. First National Bank of Ballinger
    Remington 200th Anniversary 30-06
  5. Agri-Plex Heating & Cooling
    Weatherby Bolt Action 243
  6. Ballinger National Bank
    Sig Sauer P938 9mm Pistol
  7. Parson’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Appliance Services
    Savage Model 12 Trophy Hunter 30-06
  8. 1st Community Federal Credit Union
    Marlin Lever Action 30-30
  9. Travis Tax Services
    Ruger Predator 6.5 Creedmore
  10. Buddy’s Plants Plus/Shoppin Baskit-Ace Hardware
    Taurus Judge 41O/45 Colt
  11. Executive Inn/Coleman County Electric Coop
    Sako T3 Lite BA 308
  12. Spreen E8 Ranch/West Texas State Bank
    Escort Semi-Automatic 20 Gauge
  13. Raymond James Financial Services-Jim Woodruff Financial Advisor/Ballinger Short Stop
    Ruger 10/22 Youth 22LR
  14. Paske’s Tire & Lube
    Remington 783 300 Win Mag
  15. Mossberg Patriot 308
  16. Mossberg Patriot 243
  17. Savage/Scope Axis 25-06
  18. Marlin XT17YSL 17HMR
  19. Remington 783 270
  20. Escort Pump 12 Gauge
  21. Ammo 223

Ballinger Police Department accepting applications for Police Officer

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Ballinger Police Department

Police Officer

Job description:

The Ballinger Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

This position is assigned to patrol duty, and works under the supervision of a Patrol Sergeant and the Chief of Police.  Performs general duty police work in protecting and serving the community and properly enforcing laws and ordinances.

Principle duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Performs patrol duties throughout the City of Ballinger in a vehicle, or on foot, recognizing signs of criminal activity, and deterring such activity.
  2. Conducts initial criminal investigations by securing and controlling crime scenes, locating and interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, and gathering evidence.
  3. Performs traffic enforcement and accident investigations.
  4. Makes arrests for violations of law.
  5. Responds to calls for service, both criminal and non-criminal nature.
  6. Completes timely written reports that are clear, complete, and concise.
  7. Assists the public with both criminal and non-criminal matters.
  8. Performs other duties and fulfills responsibilities as assigned.

Compensation/benefits:  Starting $29,640/ yearly (depending on experience), Employer-funded health, dental, and vision insurance, TMRS retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Applications may be obtained by calling (325) 365-3591 or come by 106 North 9th St, Ballinger, Texas 76821

Pre-Employment Drug Screen and a Medical Physical required.

The City of Ballinger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-High school diploma or GED.

-Must hold a valid TECOLE Peace Officer License.

-Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with acceptable record.

-Must be able to work any shift, including nights and weekends.

-Must be physically fit to perform functions of a patrol officer.

-Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing.

-Must possess problem-solving skills.

-Must pass background investigation and oral interview.

-Must live within the City of Ballinger

Printable Job Posting – police-officer-job-posting

Printable Background Application – background-pd-applicantion

Printable Information Release – information_release

Video of October 17th City Council Meeting

00:15 – 1. Call meeting to order.
00:29 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.
01:25 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the October 3rd, 2016 meeting.
01:31 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda win be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.
01:43 – 5. Discuss and take action to consider the plan to repair the sidewalk on the corner of 9th and Hutchings.
06:04 – 6. Discuss and take action to appoint members to the City park board.
06:58 – 7. Hear a report from Steve Nixon concerning code enforcement issues.
12:38 – 8. Consider approval of building permits.
13:50 – 9. Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.
15:51 – 10.Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.
22:39 – 11.Adjourn.

Agenda for Park Board Meeting on October 18, 2016


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Parks Board will meet at 5:45 p.m. on the

18TH day of OCTOBER, 2016 in the City Hall building located at 700 Railroad


1.  Call to order.
2.  Consider approval of the minutes for the September 20,2016 meeting.
3.  Discuss and take action on the financial statement.
4.  Discuss and take action to discuss the proceeds from the Picnic in the park.
5.  Discuss and take action on the plans to participate in Trunk or Treat.
6.  Discuss and take action on November/ December meetings due to holiday season.
7.  Discuss and take action to appoint new board members.
8.  Hear a presentation from Tammie Virden, Zakk Ottmers and McKenzie Arrott on
the Pioneer Plaza renovations.
9.  Other items for discussion not on the agenda.
10. Consider the time for the next meeting.
11.  Adjoum.

Video of City Council Meeting from October 3, 2016

00:16 – 1. Call meeting to order.
00:26 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.
01:13 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the September 12 & September 19, 2016
01:33 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda will be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.
05:33 – 5. Discuss and take action to renew the curfew ordinance.
06:51 – 6. Discuss and take action to approve the 2017 holiday schedule.
07:40 – 7. Remove from the table to discuss and take action on amendments to the
peddler/itinerant merchants ordinance
17:41 – 8. Consider approval of building permits.
21:54 – 9. Hear the police activity monthly report from Chief Mark McNulty.
24:52 – 10. Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.
37:55 – 11. Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.
47:59 – 12.The Ballinger City Council shall meet in executive session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 Consultation with City Attorney (Proposed
alternative water resources.)
48:10 – 13. Action from Executive session.
48:21 – 14. Adjourn.