Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 5:00am
by Marcie Masterson
Bertram Little League Opening Day will be this Saturday, March 28, and games start at 9 a.m. At noon the games will pause for the Opening Ceremony. You’ll see all the teams presented on the field and hear from League President Bobby Crawford. Members of Bertram’s Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) also will be recognized for their support. Throughout the day a wide variety of concessions will be available.
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:59am
By Marcie Masterson
Spring begins in two days!
The spring equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, begins this year on Friday, March 20. The spring equinox is one of two annual equinoxes where the sun shines directly on the equator making the length of day and night almost the same.
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:00am
by Christi Bertelson
Raven Kaiser, a junior at Burnet High School, will be part of the Visual Art Scholastic Event sponsored in April by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA). Twenty-one of Kaiser’s fellow students participated in the recent Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) competition against schools of all sizes, including West Lake, Lake Travis, West Wood and various few fine arts academies.
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.