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Emergency Alert System

The City of Ballinger has subscribed to an Emergency Alert System with Nixle for up-to-the-minute updates from the City of Ballinger, Police Department and Fire Department. Stay informed about missing persons, weather alerts, road closures, health and safety alerts, serious crimes and more.


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


To quickly opt-in for text messages

  • Text COBTX to 888777

  • You can 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


To customize your settings

  • Login 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.

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