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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn takes Burnet position

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn is returning home. After about 3½ years, Milliorn is resigning from his job in Bertram to become assistant director of administrative services for the city of Burnet. His final day in Bertram is May 8.

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Highland Lakes schools delaying classes two hours

From Staff Reports MARBLE FALLS — Area school districts are holding off on the first bell March 4 due to the inclement weather. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Llano Independent School District, Faith Academy and Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced just after 5 a.m. that they are delaying classes by two hours.

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Burnet County grand jury indicts seven suspects in drug-ring bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County Grand Jury handed down first-degree engaging in organized crime indictments against seven people charged in December for their alleged involvement in a methamphetamine ring that spread across several counties and transported the illicit drug in from Mexico. On Feb. 4, the grand jury indicted Jeremy Joseph Childers, [...]

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano schools cancel classes Feb. 7 due to weather concerns

BURNET — Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano school district officials canceled classes for Feb. 7 due to winter weather concerns. School leaders issued the closings in anticipation of cold weather that could bring a mix of freezing precipitation. Weather officials placed the Highland Lakes in a winter weather advisory through noon Feb. 7.

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Faith Academy schools canceled; Llano ISD on two-hour delay

MARBLE FALLS — Several area schools are canceling classes for Jan. 28 due to inclement weather. Marble Falls, Burnet and Faith Academy officials announced the cancellation of classes the morning of Jan. 28. Llano school district is on a two-hour delay. A band of wintery mix during the overnight hours brought freezing temperature and sleet [...]

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Highland Lakes doctors report more flu cases this year; shot is the best prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — This year’s flu season is poised to top the previous two years with the number of cases physicians are treating, but doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves. Get the flu shot, said Dr. Charles Michael Franz, the medical director at Seton Highland Lakes and a family practitioner. [...]

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DPS: ‘Unsafe speed’ cited as a factor in fatal wreck on remote roadway near Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people died after the pickup in which they were traveling left the roadway and landed in the water Dec. 7 just outside Burnet on CR 341, also known as Mormon Mill Road, according to a Department of Public Safety report. The driver, Jerry Ross, 51, and the passenger, Elizabeth [...]

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