BALLINGER- The landscape in the City of Ballinger keeps on changing. First it was the grain elevator at Railroad Avenue and Tenth Street, and on Monday, January 30, 2012 the old water tower located at Crosson St. and Fifth saw the light of day for the last time.
A crew of four workers of Greenco Industrial Services, of Frisco, Texas, torched two of the legs of the old water tower over the weekend, and attached the remaining structure to a bulldozer. The bulldozer pulled the tower to the ground making the earth tremble at 3:26 p.m. Pieces of the structure went flying through the air.
Despite the narrow space of the lot the structure, cut-off of top and bottom, fell right next to the new water tower without any apparent harm.
The Ballinger City Council had passed on January 23 an agreement with the company for the demolition of the old grain elevator and the water tank. The grain elevator was demolished by Jan. 24.
The City of Ballinger had been looking for a long time for a partner to take care of this old structures, and will be receiving 20 percent of the profit after expenses for the sale of the metals of the grain elevator, and 40 percent after expenses of the sale of the metals of the old water tank.