An employee for the City of Ballinger tragically died while on Sept. 20, 2017. Rickey Nombrano died while operating a piece of heavy equipment.

Nombrano worked for the City nearly a decade.

City Manager Bryan Grimes issued this statement:

"He was a dedicated and loyal coworker, leader and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. The City of Ballinger is heartbroken by this tragic loss and our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, including the many people he worked with here at the City."

A grief councilor is being provided.