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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!
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
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
00:00:15 – 1. Call meeting to order.
00:00:26 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.
00:01:21 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the June 5, 2017 meeting.
00:01:49 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda will be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.
00:02:05 – 5. Discuss and act on a presentation from Shelby Flores and Richard Parra on their proposed TMCN Leadership program project.
00:08:50 – 6. Discuss and act on the request from 7th Street Baptist Church to have a 4th of July parade on 7th Street between Harris and Hamilton Avenue.
00:11:25 – 7. Discuss and act on the joint election contract with Runnels County for the November 7,2017 general election.
00:12:03 – 8. Discuss and act on amendment to the animal control contract with the City of Miles.
00:14:17 – 9. Discuss and act on the depository contract with Ballinger National Bank.
00:15:58 – 10.Consider approval of building permits.
00:23:16 – 11.Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.
00:38:17 – 12.Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.
00:38:48 – 13.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.)
00:38:59 – 14. Action from executive session.
00:39:10 – 15.Adjourn.