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Newest Bertram police officer hitting streets on four feet

Newest Bertram police officer hitting streets on four feet

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BERTRAM — The Bertram Police Department is adding a new officer in February, one with a nose for crime, one might say. “We’re so fortunate to get this addition,” Bertram Chief J.J. Wilson said. “We had a local businessman and resident step forward with a nice donation to make this happen.” (more…)

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A man, who survived a 75-foot fall and an overnight stay in a creek bed, was extracted via helicopter Jan. 7 just off CR 328 in Burnet County. Courtesy photos

Crews rescue man from Burnet County creek bed after fall from cliff

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY — A man is recovering from a broken leg and dehydration after he tumbled to the bottom of a cliff in southeast Burnet County while searching in the dark for a water source on a remote county road, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Plug from air conditioner blamed for travel trailer fire near Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM —  Fire officials say a plug connected to an air-conditioning unit might have ignited a fire that destroyed a travel trailer on a property on CR 304. The incident was reported at 3:11 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 1900 block of CR 304 near Bertram. (more…)

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TIMOTHY STEVEN BLACKARD

Bertram man gets 25 years for role in meth distribution network

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — State District Judge J. Allan Garrett sentenced a Bertram man to 25 years in prison after a Burnet County jury convicted him for his role in a methamphetamine operation. (more…)

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A fire destroyed a family’s home Oct. 4 just outside Bertram. No one was home at the time, and the cause is undetermined. Courtesy photo

Bertram family loses home, pet in blaze; no injuries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM —  A family lost its home Oct. 14 after a blaze that took firefighters several hours to contain, officials say. The fire was reported about 10:40 a.m. that morning in the 6100 block of RR 1174 just outside Bertram. According to a fire official at the scene, no one was inside […]

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CHARLES NEWMAN SMITH JR.

Man sentenced to 25 years in meth ring case in Burnet County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury on Oct. 7 convicted another suspect in connection with a methamphetimine operation spanning multiple counties and involving a large cache of weapons and a network of dealers. (more…)

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