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 […]

‘Bowl’ members gear up for Oatmeal Festival

By Brenda Young BERTRAM — New faces continue to join the ranks of sponsors, vendors and volunteers who are working quickly to iron out all the details for the 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival in Bertram. The Oatmeal “bowl” members (as board members prefer to be called) met June 25 to update organizers and welcome some […]

Army of angels ease pain for injured officer

By Dana Delgado  BERTRAM — A harrowing motorcycle accident Douglas (Doug) Wall was involved in on the early afternoon of April 26 is still pretty much a blur. What has become very clear to the Police Sergeant with the Bertram Police Department is that he has an army of angels he never knew he had. […]

D&L plants vineyard in Bertram

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — D & L Landscaping and Nursery in the eastern end of Bertram got an exciting new addition to go with its already inviting array of plants, greenery, and complete supply of landscaping materials and services at 3429 State Highway 29. A vineyard! Yes, a vineyard. And why not? Texas, the […]