Bertram

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 […]

Fresh is the word at Bertram Farmers Market

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — With a sudden swing into May, the countdown has begun for the grand, seasonal re-opening of Bertram’s hearty, all locally-grown Farmers Market. Mark it down, May 17, but note that the market is moving from its traditional Friday afternoon timeslot to Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Organizers said […]

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 […]