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Police practice active shooter drills on Burnet CISD campuses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — With the recent violent shootings at schools across the country, Burnet-area law enforcement agencies are launching and updating active shooter procedures. (more…)

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Bertram man dies after being pinned between pickup truck and house

Bertram man dies after being pinned between pickup truck and house

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 26-year-old man died Feb. 10 after accidentally getting pinned between his pickup truck and his house, authorities said. The incident happened at about 10:15 p.m. after Justin Dewight Battles pulled into the driveway of his residence in the 600 block of CR 243 East in Burnet County. (more…)

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Bertram man dies in one-vehicle wreck on Texas 29

Bertram man dies in one-vehicle wreck on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS GEORGETOWN — A Bertram man died Jan. 12 after the truck he was driving struck a tree just after midnight in Williamson County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Texas 29 in Bertram reopens following fuel tanker rollover

UPDATE: Officials have reopened Texas 29 just east of Bertram after an early morning fuel tanker rolled over Jan. 5, forcing law enforcement to close it for several hours.   FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Emergency crews have closed down Texas 29 just east of Bertram due to a fuel tanker truck rollover, according to the […]

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Kitchen ‘grease fire’ blamed in Dec. 16 blaze that displaces Bertram couple

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A house fire, believed to have started from grease on the stove, left a couple without a home Dec. 16 and prompted a warning about fire safety. Nearby residents reported the fire at about 5 p.m. that day in the 100 block of Henna Street. (more…)

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Second truck theft suspect caught thanks to tip

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities apprehended the second of two suspects in a vehicle theft thanks to a cooperative effort among area law enforcement agencies and a tip through Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers, officials say. (more…)

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Victim ID'd in fatal rollover on rural road outside Bertram

Victim ID’d in fatal rollover on rural road outside Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A motorist died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on a rural roadway on Nov. 14, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident happened at around 9:40 p.m. on CR 212A about 10 miles northeast of Bertram. (more…)

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U.S. marshals track down suspect in stolen truck case; one still at large

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities captured a suspect on Nov. 14 who was wanted in connection with a stolen truck and pursuit six days prior when he and another man evaded Burnet County sheriff’s deputies on a rural road. (more…)

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Stolen truck leads to suspects’ flight, crash involving Burnet County deputy

Stolen truck leads to suspects’ flight, crash involving Burnet County deputy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities are searching for two suspects who reportedly stole a vehicle and fled the scene Nov. 8 on a remote stretch of CR 323 on the Burnet-Williamson county line, according to investigators. (more…)

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Two Burnet County women killed in three-car collision on Texas 29

Two Burnet County women killed in three-car collision on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victims of a fatal collision that happened Oct. 2 on an accident-plagued stretch of Texas 29. (more…)

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At least two dead in multi-vehicle crash on TX 29 between Burnet and Bertram

At least two dead in multi-vehicle crash on TX 29 between Burnet and Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — At least two people died Oct. 2 following a crash involving multiple vehicles on Texas 29, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Burnet CISD enacts new policy for student meal charges

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has adopted a new policy on student meal charges and food options following passage of a state law that mandates districts serve regular meals even if a student can’t pay. (more…)

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Texas 29 near Liberty Hill site of two fatal crashes in 24 hours

Texas 29 near Liberty Hill site of two fatal crashes in 24 hours

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LIBERTY HILL — Three people, including a motorcyclist, are dead following two separate collisions in a 24-hour period along the same stretch of Texas 29 in Williamson County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BERTRAM — The days of baking only a handful of Lorraine’s Original Texas Pecan Cakes at a time might be over for Bridget and Will McCoy after the couple nabbed first place in the 2017 H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. (more…)

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Bertram woman dies in two-car crash outside Bertram

Bertram woman dies in two-car crash outside Bertram

  CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said a 72-year-old man was killed in the collision. The deceased, Christopher Bussell, is a woman. DailyTrib.com regrets the error. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A 72-year-old woman died July 25 in a collision after she pulled out onto the highway from a rural road and […]

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The Bertram Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding suspects accused of passing a $100 bill at a Bertram convenience store, located in the 500 block of Texas 29. Courtesy photo

Police: Woman buys cigars with counterfeit cash in Bertram

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities are sifting through surveillance video to identify a woman accused of purchasing cigars with counterfeit cash at a convenience store on Texas 29, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)

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Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A state district judge on July 14 denied a request for early release from probation by a man who pleaded guilty in a Lake Buchanan hit-and-run boating incident that left an 18-year-old man dead and two others injured.  (more…)

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Crashes put big dent in Bertram police fleet

Crashes put big dent in Bertram police fleet

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities made an emergency purchase of a new police vehicle July 6 after back-to-back crashes in which motorists slammed into the agency’s patrol units, one of which resulted in a drunken driving arrest, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)

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Bertram police officer injured during traffic stop collision

Bertram police officer injured during traffic stop collision

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A police officer is recovering from injuries after a van collided with his patrol unit while he was inside during a traffic stop June 24 on Texas 29, Bertram Police Department officials said. (more…)

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A truck carrying bags of fertilizer rolled over May 15, delaying traffic for about three hours. Courtesy photo

Truck carrying fertilizer load rolls over on Texas 29 outside Bertram

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A truck tractor-trailer loaded with pallets of fertilizer delayed traffic for several hours May 15 after the vehicle rolled over, dumped its contents, and blocked three lanes of Texas 29 on the Burnet/Williamson County line, authorities reported. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Despite the impact it might have on their city property taxes, Llano residents gave a thumbs-up to major road spending, and in Granite Shoals, voters decided to stick with the mayor they know instead of taking a chance on a new face. (more…)

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No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

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Kirk Daniel Hullum, 32, and Sterling James Teall, 26, are suspects in a Bertram-area home burglary, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. Courtesy photos

BCSO: Bertram burglary suspects barricade themselves in bathroom

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BERTRAM — Two Austin men are in custody and each charged with a felony after authorities say they broke into a Bertram-area home on New Year’s Day and barricaded themselves in a bathroom when Burnet County deputies arrived. (more…)

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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Pellet gun-toting shooter alarms Sunset Oaks motorist; suspect sought after windshield damaged

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SUNSET OAKS  — Burnet County authorities sent a warning to a suspect who allegedly took aim at a motorist using a pellet gun on a rural roadway recently. The incident was reported at about 11 p.m. Dec. 19 just off CR 269 in the Sunset Oaks subdivision, east of Bertram. […]

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Cops: Man takes offense at ‘black truck’ reference, assaults Bertram firefighter

Cops: Man takes offense at ‘black truck’ reference, assaults Bertram firefighter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BERTRAM — Additional charges could be filed against a man accused of injuring a Bertram firefighter who tried to intervene during a confrontation sparked by a reference to a “black truck” the suspect believed was a racial slur, police officials said. (more…)

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