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Federal jury convicts Bertram man in major 2013 drug investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A jury convicted 44-year-old Jimmy Don Hardin on Feb. 12 of federal firearms and drug trafficking charges stemming from a 2013 investigation in Burnet County that netted more than 15 people. (more…)

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Burnet CISD forum to focus on bond, state education news

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett is hosting a Spring Community Forum on Feb. 12. The event is 6:30 p.m. at the BCISD Central Office board room, 208 E. Brier St. (more…)

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Upgraded bond rating saves money for BCISD, taxpayers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials informed the board of trustees they’ll save some bond money, which means a saving for taxpayers. “Our bond rating was upgraded,” business manager Sarah Cervi said. “The result is we’ll get better interest rates.” (more…)

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Bertram police charge 19-year-old in child porn case

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BERTRAM — Bertram Police Chief Douglas Wall could only describe the images investigators allegedly found on a 19-year-old man’s computer and other devices one way. (more…)

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Bertram Volunteer Fire Department firefighters, capturing images on a helmet camera, contained a blaze involving about 40 bales of hay Dec. 6 on private property on CR 200 in Joppa. Courtesy photo

Controlled burn in Joppa sparks hay bale blaze

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOPPA — A blaze sparked by embers from a controlled burn pile destroyed about 40 bales of hay Dec. 6 and threatened a couple of structures on private property on CR 200 just off RR 1174 in Burnet County, according to fire officials. Bertram Volunteer Fire Department firefighters arrived at the scene […]

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Burnet CISD holding presentations on $26.75M bond; election is Nov. 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the November election approaching, Burnet school district officials are hoping to address questions and concerns regarding a proposed $26.75 million bond on the upcoming ballot. (more…)

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Bertram hires new police chief from within department

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram once again has a full-time police chief after the city council unanimously voted to promote from within to fill the position. Sgt. Doug Wall, who served as the interim for the past six weeks, is the new chief. (more…)

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Grant to help build Bertram park, keep families in town

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — When Bertram Economic Development Corp. president Mike Richardson looks around the one-time state roadside park on the west side of Bertram, he sees a place that could keep families from dashing to other communities on weekends. (more…)

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Interim police chief takes over in Bertram as search continues

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — An interim police chief is leading the Bertram department while the city searches for a permanent replacement. Officer Doug Wall will head the department after previous chief Tracy Weems resigned to take another position. (more…)

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Tornado rips Bertram area home off foundation with family inside

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOPPA — A family of four that survived a tornado ripping their home off its foundation June 12 while they were inside launched a cleanup effort the day after with the help of family and community members. (more…)

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Bertram police chief takes state job; council to discuss filling spot at June 10 meeting

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The Bertram City Council will discuss the search for a new police chief during its regular meeting June 10 after the resignation of Chief Tracy Weems. Weems, who has been Bertram’s chief since February 2013, is taking an investigator position at the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. (more…)

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Bertram adds two council members, approves hire of utility director

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram City Council added two new members during a special meeting May 20. Mike Konarik, who defeated James Worrell for Glen Hopkins’ vacated seat, was sworn in. Council members then appointed Ray Berrett to fill the seat of former council member John Mandigo. (more…)

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Elections results from across Burnet County: old and new faces and one tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters across Burnet County chose new faces and picked a few familiar ones for local councils and school boards. One of the most recognizable faces on the Granite Shoals city council is on the way back. Last year, Shirley King had to step down from the council due to term […]

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Election Day is May 10 for Highland Lakes contests

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes municipal, emergency service district and school districts elections are May 10. There are a bevy of elections across the Highland Lakes for selecting school board members, city council members and even deciding major school bonds. The list of elections cuts across almost every municipality and school district. Below is a […]

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