Bertram Plaza home to laundromat, healing center

By Lauren Jette BERTRAM — Dr. Bruce Bottcher and Sandy Hall work together on two very different services at both ends of Bertram Plaza, located at 1460 W. State Highway 29 in Bertram. On the west end, Bottcher runs his chiropractic office, while Hall does massage therapy and Bowenwork therapy. At the other end of […]

Worm rancher welcomes locals to pumpkin patch

By Christine Bolaños BERTRAM — Locals searching for the perfect pumpkin for their jack-o’-lantern or fall decorations need look no further than the pumpkin patch at Texas Big Worm. Located in Bertram, the business specializes and prides itself in green waste recycling using vermicompost to process green waste into soil. The source that makes this […]

Authentic recipes await at Pueblo Antiguo

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — A new and unique dining experience, Pueblo Antiguo Mexican Grill, offering authentic Mexican food is now open in Bertram. Restaurant business associate Javier Leon said the eatery, located at 102 Castleberry Ct. and State Highway 29, brings together the best of the rich cultures and diverse flavors of his native […]

PEC assures citizens that Bertram office not closing

By Lauren Jette BERTRAM — Pedernales Electric Cooperative CEO John Hewa assured concerned citizens packed into the Bertram City Council Chamber Sept. 3 that their local office would not be closing. “We do plan to keep the Bertram office open,” Hewa told the audience at last week’s town hall meeting. He explained that the PEC […]

PEC: Bertram office not closing

By Christine Bolaños BERTRAM — A Pedernales Electric Cooperative leader said its Bertram office is not closing in response to recent rumors stating otherwise. PEC President James Oakley said that during its July 21 meeting, the board agreed to close four walk-in offices in the future, but the Bertram office is not among those locations. […]

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

Library Thrift Store getting up to tech speed

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Although specializing in quality resale clothing and housewares for over 30 years, the Bertram Public Library Thrift Store located in historic Bertram is ready to jump into the 21st Century. New manager Connie Kaiser, armed with sales experience and technology expertise, has plans to upgrade the thrift store’s operating systems […]

Bows galore, clothing consignments at Bertram’s Kids Alley

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — With a grand opening over Labor Day weekend during the Oatmeal Festival, Cynthia Anderson has been busy restocking her trendy, children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. Located in the heart of Bertram’s historic downtown district at 165 S. Gabriel Street, Kids Alley carries both boys and girls clothes as […]

37th Annual Oatmeal Festival draws crowds to Bertram

By SEAN SHAPIRO BERTRAM – Mark Sutherberg knows exactly how he likes his oatmeal. Instead of adding sugar or other fixings, Sutherberg prefers his oatmeal plain and simple. Otherwise, it becomes very difficult to scarf down in a speedy manner when you have less than a minute to eat as many bowls as possible. That […]

Globe Theater restoration attracts curious festival goers

By SEAN SHAPIRO BERTRAM – Attempting to escape the heat at the Bertram Oatmeal Festival, a family of four sat back, laughed, and enjoyed a classic black and white silent film in which a pair of golfers tear up a golf course with a variety of antics. Sitting three rows behind the family, Zach Hamilton […]