Bertram

Stray Acres gives animals a second chance

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — It is said every person has a story. For Crystal and Steve Mitchell, their story is about the fate of homeless animals. Whether the animal be abandoned, lost or surrendered, the animal’s plight is the story behind the couple — founders of Stray Acres Sanctuary and Animal Rescue in Bertram. [...]

D&L Landscaping opens gardening center in time for spring

By Dana Delgado   BERTRAM — After 15 years of essentially living and working out of his truck at an exasperating pace across Central Texas, Erasmo Chaves with a restrained sigh of relief, is dropping roots. “I always wanted to have my own place,” he said. “I’m so glad to be here in Bertram.” A [...]

Donkey predicts weather roller coaster

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — There was plenty of drama at Bertram City Hall Feb. 1, but it wasn’t in City Council Chamber. The spectacle was just outside in the parking area where some hearty souls amidst a bevy of media types had gathered under overcast skies and mild temperatures to witness Bertram’s annual “Donkey [...]

Two green thumbs up for Bertram Elementary

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — These are exciting times for Bertram Elementary School. Two Green Thumbs-Up Exciting! Two greatly welcomed and much appreciated school improvement grants have been awarded to Bertram Elementary, which is a part of the Burnet Consolidated School District. One award is a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant funded from Lowe’s Charitable [...]

Bertram is betting on Donkey Day

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — The much-celebrated miniature donkey Pawnee of Frontier Legends Miniature Donkeys of Bertram takes a backseat to no one, especially some groundhog by the name Punsutawney Phil — the designated weather forecaster from up North. Come Saturday, Feb. 2, it will be Pawnee’s day as Bertram Mayor Dickie Allen has officially [...]

Bertram Hardware is haven for home improvements

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM –  A few weeks ago, it was a steady stream of people looking for relief or fixit remedies from the cold weather. Whether it was repairing a burst pipe or sealing up air leaks or routine home maintenance, Bertram Hardware & Supply was a haven for just about anything. With the [...]

Craftsman finds niche with mesquite

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Craig Lagerstrom never imagined he would become a Master Furniture Craftsman. The humble Bertram artisan and businessman had always held a strong affection for art and revered the blend of culture, arts and architecture in New Mexico where he spent many of his growing years. His dad’s career with the [...]

R Bank partners with City of Bertram for new police vests

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Bertram police officers have added a new line of protection with the acquisition of four essential protective vests. Mayor Dickie Allen made the announcement at a meeting Dec. 26 from his office at Bertram City Hall and called it a critical addition that will not only assist police officers in [...]

A dynamic duo at Bertram City Hall

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Only days separate their arrival at Bertram’s City Hall, but this unlikely pair have merged into one dynamic duo administering the affairs of the town with professionalism and efficiency.   Evan Milliorn was hired first as the City’s Secretary in 2010, but Georgina Hernandez, the would-be City Treasurer hired later, [...]

Tucked away in downtown Bertram is unique boutique Sew Envious

By Dana Delgado  BERTRAM — The minute Polly Allen peered through the dusty windows of the renovated old wooden frame building now encased with metal siding, she knew she had found the perfect home for her enterprising business, Sew Envious. “I could imagine it all,” she said.  “It was perfect.” While the building offered many [...]