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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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Pawnee the Donkey predicts early spring for Bertram

BERTRAM — Miniature donkey Pawnee ate oatmeal instead of sweet feed, signaling the coming of an early spring during Donkey Day on Feb. 2 in Bertram. Pawnee predicts the weather based on what he eats. Laid out before him were three buckets: one of oats for an early spring, one of sweet feed for an [...]

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Former Abilene lieutenant tapped as new Bertram police chief

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The Bertram Police Department is on track to restaffing two positions after selecting a new chief Jan. 22 during a regular council meeting. The city council selected former Abilene Lt. Tracy Weems from 34 applicants after former Chief Ron Hall resigned in December to be a Hays County [...]

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Two-car crash in Burnet County claims Georgetown teacher’s life

BERTRAM — A 54-year-old Georgetown High School teacher died Jan. 16 in a two-car collision about 7 a.m., officials said.

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