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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.
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.
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!
TAKE BACK BALLINGER!
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
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
The City of Ballinger is accepting applications for candidates to place their names on the ballot to serve on the Ballinger City Council starting July 22, 2017 and ending August 21, 2017. You can file your applications with the City Secretary, Bonita F. Shields at the City hall located at 700 Railroad Avenue, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day
The places that are up for election are the:
Mayor currently held by Sam Mallory
Single Member District 1 currently held by Phillip Arp
Single Member District 2 currently held by Darlene Kelly