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.

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!

TAKE BACK BALLINGER!

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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!

August 7, 2017 – City Council Meeting Video

00:00:18 – 1. Call meeting to order.

00:00:28 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.

00:01:13 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the July 17, 2017 meeting.

00:01:30 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda will be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.

00:07:47 – 5. Discuss and act on a resolution authorizing the Veteran’s Day parade for November 11, 2017.

00:08:21 – 6. Consider/discuss and/or take actions to authorize the City Manager to seek proposals for Administrative Services and Engineering Services for our Downtown Revitalization Program 2017.

00:11:45 – 7. Consider approval of building permits.

00:12:22 – 8. Hear the police activity monthly report from Chief Stanley Maresch.

00:16:36 – 9. Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.

00:31:17 – 10. Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.

00:32:47 – 11. 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.)

00:32:59 – 12. Action from executive session.

00:33:04 – 13. Adjourn.

City of Ballinger Election Information

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

June 19, 2017 City Council Meeting Video

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.

Benefit Raffle for Carlos Ruiz

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