Announcements and Upcoming Events

Bring your Sugar to the Oatmeal Festival!

Come to the Oatmeal Festival for great family fun. Activities begin in Oatmeal at 5:03 on Friday, Sept. 2 and in Bertram at 8:03 on Saturday, Sept. 3. See the Oatmeal Festival website for more information.


Bertram Elementary Celebrates Exemplary Status in 2010

The Texas Education Association released its Accountability Ratings July 30, 2010 and assigned Bertram Elementary  the highest rating of “Exemplary”.  Congratulations to Principal Carla Denison and her dedicated staff!


The Friends of the Bertram Free Library

The Friends of the Bertram Free Library has received a 2 million dollar grant for a state of the art library from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation. The name of the new library will be the Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library in honor of Bertram's home town girl who was born and raised in Bertram.  Construction of the building began in June of 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in October. Following completion, it will take approximately two months to furnish, and the library will open early in 2011.


Congratulations to Farmers State Bank, celebrating its 90th Anniversary

On April 30, 1918, a group of 10 citizens met to organize a state bank in the town of Bertram.  Directors were elected, land was purchased and a building erected. On August 1, 1918 Farmers State Bank opened for business.

During these 90 years the bank has seen their customers through many historical events such as the market crash of the 20's, the depression of the 30's, the War years of the 40's, the crippling drought of the 50's, the regulatory upheaval of the 80's, the assassination of a President and acts of terrorism.  Through good times and bad, Farmers State Bank has remained financially strong and steadfast in their goal to provide a safe and secure institution for customers’ financial needs.

Farmers State Bank's motto is "Hometown Banking with our Neighbors and Friends". The bank is an integral part of Bertram, and they have become a cornerstone of the community through their support of their customers, the City, and the many organizations and events they sponsor.


Congratulations! Bertram Elementary named 2007 Blue Ribbon School
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Member of Bertram Elementary and Administration received the honor in Washington.

About the Bertram area

In 2006 Money Magazine® listed Burnet County, including Bertram, as one of the top places to live in the country. Why? Because of its hills, valleys, woods and water and the affordability of buying this beauty.

The October 2008 issue of Forbes Magazine® stated that there were four Texas cities in the top ten nationwide that were "Best Bang for Your Buck Cities" and they are Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. Bertram is now considered to be a "bedroom community" of Austin, and the Bertram area has that sought-after "small town atmosphere".

Bertram was once the biggest town in the county, but circumstances changed over the years, and now it is a quiet town known for its quality of life and sense of community. We even speak a different language in Bertram: here, a "drive-by" is when you stop to talk to your neighbor when you see him working in the yard, and "hip-hop" is the jack rabbit that leads you down a country lane!

Take a step back from hectic urban living and explore our friendly city. Smell the clean air and enjoy our beautiful Hill Country rural atmosphere. Here, neighbors know each other, and life moves at a slower pace. Even though we are growing fast, Bertram's Economic Development Plan is based on retaining our quality of life.

Please explore our website to find more about the Bertram area.

Bertram Comberland Presbyterian Church Arts & Crafts/Antique/Garage Sale

 Bertram Comberland Presbyterian Church is having its 2nd Annual Arts and Crafts/Antique/Garage Sale on the Church Grounds May 2nd - 3rd from 9 am to 5pm each day.  The Address is 435 Highway 29 West.  The purpose is to raise funds for mission projects.  Applications for vendors are available at the Church's office or call Diane Johnson at 512-269-3069 or Daryl Johnson at 512-355-3552.  The cost of booth space is $30 for a 10 foot by 10 foot space or $40 for a 15 foot by 15 foot space.  Electricity is available for an additional $10.00. This is the same weekend as the city wide garage sale.  So we are expecting a big turnout.


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