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

  • 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

  • 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.


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.

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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May 15, 2017 City Council Meeting Video


00:00:15 – 1. Call meeting to order.

00:00:24 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.

00:01:16 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the May 1, 2017 meeting.

00:01:33 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda will be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.

00:09:50 – *5. Discuss and take action on proposed contracts for a community alert system.

00:07:19 – *6. Consider approval of building permits.

00:20:17 – 7. Hear the police activity monthly report from Chief Stanley Maresch.

00:24:21 – 8. Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.

00:32:26 – 9. Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.

00:34:05 – 10. The Ballinger City Council shall meet in executive session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 Consultation with City Attorney (Update on alternative water project) and (Review RFP’S received for garbage collections.)

00:34:27 – 11. Action from executive session.

00:35:20 – 12. Remove from the table to discuss and take action to approve selection of company for garbage collection services in Ballinger.

00:36:11 – 13. Adjourn.

Benefit Raffle for Carlos Ruiz

Raffle tickets can be purchased at Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce and Ballinger City Hall.

Jon (JC) Gore Retiring from Law Enforcement

Here at the BPD we would like to give thanks to Jon Gore (aka: JC) for his many years of service.

JC has officially retired from Law Enforcement today and “roll up is apron”.

JC started and ended his career here in Ballinger. He became a Peace officer in 1985 joining the BPD. In 2000 he was appointed Chief of Police and ran with it for 12 years. He handed the torch over to Mark McNulty in 2012, but continued to serve the community as a reserve working at the schools and special events.

JC is a special breed helping anybody in his path. He is a little man with a big heart, we will miss working with him.