Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:00am
by Marcie Masterson
Winter rears its ugly head!
Although last week was wonderfully warm, Saturday’s high of over 70 degrees plummeted overnight to the low 40s, and the first of the week was absolutely frigid with various forms of frozen precipitation and school closures. It appears we’ll have at least another 10 days of cold weather. On the bright side, many of those days will include rain, and there’s noone here that will turn that down. While we need all the rain we can get, we are so much better off than a year ago when we had no rain in January and February, and only a scant inch in March.
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:00am
Friends and family celebrated the 50th anniversary of Mac and Nelda Taylor of Round Rock (front row) in Austin on Jan. 24. The three couples pictured represent 153 years of marriage. Gene and Annie Dell Taylor of Bertram (back left) have been married for 53 years, while Roger and Vel Wallis of Burnet have been married for 50 years. Congratulations to all.
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:00am
Although Punxsutawney Phil, the northern groundhog, predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2, Pawnee the miniature donkey from the Frontier Legends Oatmeal stable decisively ate his oats, predicting an early spring! Who do we believe is right? Only time will tell.
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:00am
Twenty-six Texas A&M Regents’ Scholars visited Bertram Elementary on Jan. 16. They are partnered with Bertram fourth graders and exchange letters and visits each year. The Aggies and fourth graders had a fun-filled day with relay races, team-building activities, lunch and a walk to the train depot and the Pinky Wilson statue, where the A&M students sang the Aggie War hymn.
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:00am
Bertram Elementary third grade students, under the direction of teacher Amber Jones, presented “Christmas at the O.K. Corral” on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The crowd was thrilled by this “rootin’, tootin’ holiday musical.” The program included songs, skits and square dancing, and the children pulled off a flawless production.