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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.

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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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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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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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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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Bertram mayor says weight is lifted since Attorney General closed investigation of city

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The Texas Attorney General’s Office has closed a 10-month investigation into the City of Bertram and former Mayor Winnette Morris, according to officials. The Attorney General began investigating Morris and the city in May 2012 after a whistle-blower lawsuit against Bertram was made that alleged fiscal impropriety.

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‘Funny money’ investigation leads to arrest of Bertram man at Marble Falls hotel

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A 24-year-old Bertram man faces felony forgery charges for allegedly changing $5 bills and $10 bills into $50 and $100 denominations and then passing them off in Marble Falls and possibly in Burnet.

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Bertram residents get online payment option for municipal court

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Municipal court payments in Bertram have a new way to be submitted. The city now takes online payments at www.bertramcourtpmts.com.

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Bertram council settles on police chief salary, financial administrator position

BERTRAM — The Bertram City Council reassigned duties for two city employees and set new police chief Tracy Weems’ salary during a special meeting Feb. 5.

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