Entertainment

Fri
08
Jan

Bertram Enterprise


Contributed -- Kade Schooler, who was 11 years old and a sixth grader at the time, shows off his winner's belt buckle he won with his Shorthorn steer, White Eye, at the 2015 Burnet County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show. Schooler also won Grand Champion British Steer and Jr. Steer Showmanship at the event. This year's stock show will be Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 7-9, at the Burnet County Fairgrounds. About 60 local kids will participate.

Bertram Little League begins spring signup

nline registration for this spring’s Little League season begins today, Wednesday, Jan. 6, and runs through Jan. 26. Go to www.leaguelineup.com/bertram.

In-person registration will be at the library on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4-7 p.m.

Try-outs will be held Saturday, Jan. 30.

The cost is $60 per child and a maximum family cap will be announced next week. There is a $25 late fee for registering after Jan. 26.

To register, each child must show a birth certificate and family must furnish three documents proving residency. Call Carolyn at 830-220-1353 for more information.

Library news

As most may already know, Bertram’s Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library is part of the Burnet County Library System, and we in Bertram have access to all of the system’s books and programs.

Fri
08
Jan

Walmart changed retailing in Texas permanently


Willis Webb Retired newspaperman

 

Most people under 35 can’t remember life before Walmart.

Many older Texans still have some bitter feelings about Sam Walton’s “discount” store creation when it began to debut in the Lone Star State in the 1970s. Naturally, some shoppers welcomed the notion of lower prices, even if detractors said the merchandise was inferior.

Wal-Mart, as the chain’s first signage and advertising proclaimed, made such a big splash in small towns because it was generally much larger than any store in town and its marketing and advertising hit at the low price theme loudly and often.

While the discount store was considered a godsend by many shoppers, it was a pariah in other segments of business and society.

Fri
08
Jan

This Week in Texas History


Bartee Haile Noted historian

Trivial incident results in manhunt, four kills

A trivial incident on a passenger train on Jan. 12, 1894, set in motion a series of violent events that led to a Central Texas manhunt and sent four men to the cemetery.

The dominoes started falling when a conductor kicked DeWitt “Dee” Braddock off a train in Colorado County for refusing to pay the fare. The hot-tempered freeloader chunked the nearest rock at the ticket-taker as the train pulled away and followed that with a single shot through the sleeping car.

The railroad worker reported the episode at the next stop, the small community of Weimar. The mayor summoned the local marshal and several able-bodied citizens, and together they followed the tracks to the source of the trouble.

Wed
17
Jun

Relay For Life

The annual Bosque County Relay for Life 2015 gave hope to many as a huge number of walkers took to the track at Cub Stadium, and suvivors and those walking in memory of others all joined together to work towards raising over $26,000 in funds to help find a cure for Cancer.

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Wed
17
Jun

The new playscapes

The new playscapes at Panther Park are installed and waiting for children to enjoy them. There are three sections: swings, plus sections for younger and older kids. Many thanks go to the Bertram Economic Development Corp. members who donated part of the money,plus secured grants for the remaining funds needed

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Wed
17
Jun

Personnel from Austin

Personnel from Austin Reptiles brought a selection of snakes (the favorites,) lizards and tortoises to the Bertram Library last Thursday, June 11. There was a “sellout” crowd of 143 children and 67 adults! This week’s free program scheduled Thursday, June 18, is “Bonzo Crunch” featuring a clown and magician. The program begins at 10:30 a.m.

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Wed
10
Jun

A crowd of 94 children and 50 adults

A crowd of 94 children and 50 adults on June 3 attend the first Bertram Library Summer Reading Program, "Captain Cartoon His Mighty Magic Marker." On June 10, the program will be ustin Reptiles. The free series will be held each Thursday in June at 10:30 a.m. at Joann Cole Mittee Memorial Library, 140 South Gabriel Street in Bertram, 512-355-2113.

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Wed
03
Jun

Rains slacken as summer activities begin in Bertram

by Marcie Masterson
Rain has been the main topic of conversation throughout the area for the last month. I had a total of 11.95 inches at my place on 1174 North, and the Taylors, just off 1174 South had 17.2 inches. While we are all happy for this bounteous rainfall, it also brings its problems. Farmers can’t work their fields and all our gardens have various complications. As usual, it’s “feast or famine”! At least we can say that, locally, our drought has improved.

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Wed
27
May

Children’s librarian

Children’s librarian Bridget Hartje shows off a $1,000 grant from Dollar General. The money will be used to fund the library’s Summer Reading Program which runs each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from June 4–25.

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Wed
20
May

“Buddy Bench”

Bertram Elementary students sit on their new “Buddy Bench” located in the pavilion. The bench was recently donated by Burnet’s Epsilon Pi Sorority to encourage kindness, acceptance, fun and friendship on every school’s playground. Looking on are sorority members and elementary school staff members.

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