2020 Chili and BBQ COOK OFF


Ballinger Emergency Alert System

Instructions to Sign Up

Follow the Link to Sign Up Online: City of Ballinger Emergency Alert System

The City of Ballinger has subscribed to an Emergency Alert System with Nixle.  If you would like to receive up-to-the-minute updates from the City of Ballinger, Police Department and Fire Department by email and cell phone.

  • It’s Free – It’s Safe

  • Stay informed about

  • Missing Persons

  • Road Closures

  • Health and Safety Alerts

  • Weather Alerts

  • Serious Crimes and More

You choose the information you want, delivered at no cost, by text message, email, and the web.

To quickly opt-in for Text Messages

  • Text COBTX to 888777.

  • You may also text Zip Code “76821” for more options.

To Register Online

  • Go to nixle.com

  • Click “Sign Up”

  • Enter your information in the spaces provided.

  • Enter an email address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages.

  • Click “I Accept. Sign me up!”

  • Enter your home address to receive local messages.

  • Share Nixle with your family and friends.

To Customize Your Settings

  • Log in at nixle.com

  • Click “Locations” tab

  • Click “Add New Location” to add addresses in your town or around the country. Do your relatives live out of the area?  Keep track of what’s happening near your loved ones and the places you work, live, or visit.

  • Click “Settings” tab

  • Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the “Subscribe” option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your email and/or cell phone.  Please note you must opt-in to receive messages from non-public safety agencies.

Chili Cook-Off presented by Ballinger Police Department

Chili Cookoff – Ad

No Man’s Land Chili Cook-off Rules

Registration – Online

Registration Form – No Man’s Land Chili Cook-Off

Chili Verde Rules (No Beans)

Rules-Registration for Junior Chili for Ballinger

Showmanship Registration

Press Release! Cease and Desist Illegal Gambling

Press Release!

The Ballinger Police Department delivered letters today to 3 business. These businesses were promoting illegal gambling within the establishments. They were advised to cease and desist all illegal activities as of today. 

We would like to remind everyone that plays these games, that they are also in violation of the Texas Penal code and maybe cited or jailed for gambling.

Phone Scam Alert

We have had a few reports of another scam hitting the area. The caller claims to be a relative needing bail money. Please, don’t give any financial information out unless you are absolutely sure of who you are talking to. Always check, ask what jail they are in and call and verify or ask a personal question only they would be able to answer.

BALLINGER POLICE…Working hard to make Ballinger safe!

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As small of a town Ballinger is, we experience a lot of traffic from all directions! The BPD have been working diligently to stop as much narcotics distribution and trafficking in our hometown. Here’s what’s been happening between late April and early May:

12.7 grams – Xanax equaled to approximately 40 pills and must be prescribed.
8.1 grams – Methamphetamine
20.98 oz. of Marijuana
1,048.9 grams of THC oils and waxes (tetrahydrocannabinol)

Street value differs from area to area but approximately $400,000 worth of narcotics were taken off of Ballinger streets and the State of Texas!

The above were all seized from local residents as well as out-of-towners. Every person associated with the above infractions were arrested and transported to the Runnels County Jail. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We will keep you posted as much as possible on happenings in our town, regarding keeping all of us safe in our homes!


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THIS JUST IN! Shortly after our post of the drugs seized in the last week, BPD Officers strikes again and surpassed the amount in one single night! Tonight 1,364.3 grams of THC was seized, totaling the officers’ efforts at 2,413.2 grams in less than a week!

To educate Ballinger citizens, here are the penalties for THC:
<1G is State Jail Felony
1G<4G is 3rd Degree Felony
4G<400G is 2nd Degree Felony
400G and over is Enhanced 1st Degree

Again, Ballinger Police Officers protecting our citizens!

Take a look at the following!

Ballinger PD Could Use Your Help

Ballinger PD is trying to identify these 2 suspect in reference to a theft that occurred on 12/23/17 at Wal-Mart. They were seen driving a older white Mini Van. If you have any information please contact us at 325-365-3591 or pm us. All information gathered will be confidential

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