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"no slogan"Population (2015e): 1,390Tax Rate (2014): 2.2598/$100
Elevation: 1,263 ftArea: 1.1 smCounty: Burnet
Zip Code: 78605Area Code: 512Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 44' 39" N, 98° 3' 21" W
Location: E part of county; 10 mi E of Burnet; 6 mi NE of Oatmeal; 37 mi NW of Austin
Highways: FR-243, FM-1174, TX-29
Creeks: NoneRivers: NoneLakes: None
- City Of Bertram: 512-355-2197, 166 W Vaughn, Bertram, TX 78605. cityofbertram.org. See more details in listings below
- Bertram Area Chamber Of Commerce: bertramtx.org
- Burnet County Tourism: thehighlandlakes.org
- Bertram Economic Development Corp: 512-355-2026; 3115 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605-3838. See City and Chamber web sites.
6 mi NE of Oatmeal
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Manufacture of ceramic floor tiles, paving tiles, marble fixtures, and vacuum-formed and molded plastic products
- Bertram Train Depot: Restored 1912 depot, open to the public. bertramtx.com/train-depot.html
- Austin Steam Train Association Train Rides: 512-477-8468; AustinSteamTrain.org. Historic railroad operates vintage passenger cars pulled by a 1960 diesel Alco Engine while the 1916 steam engine is restored. Coach and Lounge car rides available on Sun. Originating in Cedar Park (except the Bertram Flyer), the excursion goes into the Hill Country, including a brief stop at Bertram (take the "BERTRAM FLYER" to explore the 1912 Train Depot) and to Burnet (take the "HILL COUNTRY FLYER" with a relaxed layover for a picnic or lunch at a restaurant of your choice). Special trips for major occasions (Valentine's, Mardi Gras, Bluebonnet, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas and theme trips) with performances, mystery players, magic and fun activities on board. All seats are reserved and pre-assigned. Operates year-around. Times & locations vary so check schedule on web.
- Historic Globe Theatre: See details below.
- Oatmeal Festival: Annual event began in 1977 as a spoof of the large number of chili festivals held by small towns attempting to attract visitors. Bertram had been left off the map by the state map-makers, so the good natured townspeople of Bertram created this humorous way to get back on the map! This fun festival has stood the test of time, and is now a strongly-rooted community event every year the weekend before Labor Day. Festivities include a barbeque, games, fun run, Ms. Oatmeal pageant, community parade and pet parade. Fundraiser for community projects and scholarships.
- Winery: Pilot Knob Vineyard & Winery: 512-489-2999; pilotknobvineyard.com
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Burnet: Austin Steam Train Association's "Hill Country Flyer"; Highland Lakes Air Museum; Fort Croghan; Delaware Springs Golf Course; Perissos Vineyard And Winery; Falkenstein Castle
- Liberty Hill: Parks
- Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
- LAKE TRAVIS SHORE PARKS:
- Briarcliff: Pace Bend
- Hudson Bend: Mansfield Dam
- Jonestown: Dave Reed, Fireman's, Jones Brothers, Laura Reed, Pecan Bottom, Shady, Veterans Memorial
- Lago Vista: Arkansas Bend, Arrowhead Point, Bar-K, Cody, Emerald, Greenshore, Hancock, Heather, Marina View
- Lakeway: Dragon, Lakeway City, Porpoise, Rebel, Sailfish, Swim Center
- Hudson Bend: Mansfield Dam
- NW Lake Travis: Camp Creek, Gloster Bend, Turkey Bend
- Oasis: Mansfield Dam
- Point Venture: Arkansas Bend, Dink Pearson
- Spicewood: Grelle, Muleshoe Bend, Narrows
- Volente: Bob Wentz-Windy Point, Cypress Creek, Hippie Hollow, Malberper, Sandy Creek, Shaffer Bend, Tom Hughes, Turkey Bend, Volente Beach Waterpark
- Bertram City Park-Panther Park: 166 W Vaughan St & TX-29. City-owned, includes City pool.
- Mid-May: City-wide Garage Sale, 7a-5p. 512-355-2197
- Early-Sep: Oatmeal Festival, bertramtx.com/oatmeal-festival.html
- Nov 11: Veterans' Day Parade
- Keep Bertram Beautiful, City-wide clean-ups twice a year
- Donkey Day: (local alternative to Groundhog Day)
- Austin Cycle Association "Armadillo Hill Country Bike Ride", and Railfair
- Annual Olde Tyme Christmas Festival
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "The town was established in 1882, when the community of San Gabriel in Williamson County was moved two miles northwest to the newly constructed Austin and Northwestern Railroad. The new community was named for Austin merchant Rudolph Bertram, the largest stockholder in the Austin and Northwestern. A post office opened in 1882, and by 1891 the town had an estimated population of 150, a cotton gin-gristmill, three general stores, a grocer, a blacksmith, a shoemaker, and two wagonmakers. After 1900 Bertram was a shipping point for cotton, cattle, and wool. In 1928 a record 11,624 bales of cotton were ginned in the town. In the early 1930s plummeting cotton prices and the Great Depression caused the town's population to decline from a high of 1,000 in 1929 to 550 by 1931. It was 600 in 1949 and by 1966 stood at 1,205. In 1989 the town had a population of 1,002 and nineteen businesses. At that time Bertram's principal industries included the manufacture of ceramic floor tiles, paving tiles, marble fixtures, and vacuum-formed and molded plastic products. In 1990 the population was 849."
Bertram's Red Brick School House: From the City Web site: "The first school, built in 1882, was a 30'x 40' plank building and stood at the corner of East Street and San Gabriel Road. Mr. Rudolph Bertram contributed $50 toward its construction. It also served as a church and Masonic Lodge. This school was soon enlarged, but by 1908 it was outgrown. In 1909 the school district purchased 5.5 acres from T. D. Vaughn for $1,100 and built the red brick two story building still in use today and known as Bertram Elementary. It was completed at a cost of $16,000 which was $11,000 over budget. The new building was the pride of the community at the time, and it was known as a college because of the advanced curriculum and superior instruction. There were 11 grades. In 1970 the district consolidated with the Burnet district, and BCISD proposed the destruction of the old building. However, citizens of Bertram successfully intervened, and it was completely renovated. Now the stately old historical school house is again the pride of Bertram. Much of the school has been renovated in the last few years; there is a new "state of the art" Cafetorium with a covered pavilion, and much of the red brick school house has been renovated along with the gymnasium." The school celebrated it's 100 birthday in 2009.
See more history at: bertramtx.com/history.html, and at the Bertram Free Library (see below).
"Bertram 125th Commemorative Booklet": Historic pictures, information and interviews with some of Bertram's historic figures. Available at City Hall, $5
Filming location for 1996 movie, "Courage Under Fire".
PRIOR CITY NAMES:
- Town of Bertram:
- Red Brick School House: 1909
- Town of South Gabriel: Originally called Lewiston. The town was moved to the current location of Bertram in 1882
- John Owen "Chief" Wilson: Bertram Little League Sports Complex was dedicated to Bertram baseball hero J.O. "Chief" Wilson.
- Bear Creek Cemetery: FR 243 & 270
OTHER PROFILES: Local Profile; City Data; Podunk; Texas Escapes Wikipedia
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
THE WOOD & GLASS SHOP: 512-355-2696; POB 943, Bertram, TX 78605. Beautiful Glass and Wood Art Gallery
AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST CHURCH: 4030 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605
ANDICE BAPTIST CHURCH: 6570 FM 970, Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM CHURCH OF CHRIST: 512-355-2322; POB 494, 535 N West St, Bertram, TX 78605. web.pgrb.com/~bertramcofc. Corner of West & Elm
BERTRAM CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 512-355-2182; POB 242, 430 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605. trinitycumberland.org, cpbertram.com
BERTRAM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 512-355-2167; POB 1602, 325 S Gabriel St, Bertram, TX 78605. bertramfirstbaptist.org
BRIGGS BAPTIST CHURCH: 315 Short St, Bertram, TX 78605
CHURCH OF CHRIST: 112 Grande St, Bertram, TX 78605
CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 512-355-2182; 430 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605. cpbertram.com
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST): 512-355-2570; POB 73, 410 North West St, Bertram, TX 78605. fcc-bertram.org
FIRST COWBOY CHURCH OF BURNET COUNTY: 512-966-5171; 1004 CR-252, Bertram, TX 78605. firstcowboychurchofburnet.com
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 512-355-3210; POB 197, 115 East North St, Bertram, TX 78605. firstumcbertram.org
GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 512-355-3714; 1004 CR-252, Bertram TX 78605
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH: 512-355-2972; POB 94, 520 TX-29 S, Bertram, TX 78605. omoscc.com. A non-profit food pantry (partner with Central Texas Food Bank). See details in Non-Profit section.
IGLESIA BAUTISTA EMANUEL CHURCH & FELLOWSHIP HALL: 512-355-3722; 4000 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605. CR-330 & FM-243
JOPPA CHURCH & FELLOWSHIP CENTER: 512-897-8299; 8425 CR-210, Bertram, TX 78605
OATMEAL CHURCH OF CHRIST: 512-355-2629; 660 CR-327, Oatmeal, TX
ONE DESIRE CHURCH: Bertram, TX 78605. onedesirechurch.org, Facebook. Meets at The Bertram Library (140 S Gabriel St).
VERITY ROAD CHURCH: 512-294-8481; Bertram, TX 78605. www.verityroad.org, Facebook
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
BERTRAM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 512-355-2442; 244 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 512-355-2717; 512-355-2442; POB 248, 163 W Vaughan, Bertram, TX 78605. bvfd.us. BVFD serves and protects 169.5 square miles of Burnet County including the City of Bertram. It was founded in 1948 and until 2009 had been funded by combined funds from the City of Bertram, Burnet County, grants, corporate and individual donations, and now is funded by the taxpayers in Burnet County Emergency Service District #4
BURNET COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: Admin: 512-756-8080
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE: Admin: 512-355-3593; Emergencies: call 911; 225 East St, Bertram, TX 78605
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
BERTRAM, CITY OF: 512-355-2197; 166 W Vaughn, Bertram, TX 78605. cityofbertram.org
BERTRAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP: 512-355-2026; 3115 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605-3838. See City and Chamber web sites.
BERTRAM MUNICIPAL COURT: 512-355-2748
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS & APPEALS COMMISSION:
MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT:
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION:
See Utilities section below for CITY OF BERTRAM RECYCLING CENTER and BERTRAM WATER/SEWER DEPT
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: County Government Offices
Precinct 2: N of TX-29 to US-281 on the W
Precinct 3: S of TX-29 to US-281 on the W
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
US POST OFFICE: 512-355-2144; 135 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605. usps.com
A-LINE OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT: 512-355-2125; 1644 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. alineoutdoorpower.com
ACA APPLIANCE AND A/C: 512-219-0900; 325 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. acaappliance.com
B & B WATER WELL SERVICE INC: 512-259-1680; 3851 CR-336, Bertram, TX 78605. Water well drilling
BAKER METAL WORKS: 512-756-4559; Bertram, TX 78605. Gutters
BEE CAVE DRILLING: 512-515-3004; 3811 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. beecavedrilling.com. Water well services
BERTRAM ELECTRIC: 512-525-0621; Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM HARDWARE & SUPPLY: 512-355-2540; 601 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. bertramhardware.com. See Winkley's Trading Post II below in "Retail Shopping" section.
BOYCHUCK HEATING & AIR: 512-734-3150; 9854 CR-272, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
BURNET COUNTY WATER WELL SERVICES: 512) 756-4245; 3851 CR-336, Bertram, TX 78605. Well drilling contractor
CENTRAL TEXAS FEED & SUPPLY: 512-355-3024; TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605
CENTRAL TEXAS PAVING STONE: 512-489-2266; 10627 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605
CHISIM SEPTIC SYSTEMS: 830-265-8184; 300 Robin Ln, Bertram, TX 78605. chismsepticsystems.com
CROSSBOW CONSTRUCTION: 512-355-3682; POB 853, Bertram, TX 78605. crossbowconstructioninc.com. Construction and remodeling
DAVID BALUSEK: 512-529-4915; Bertram, TX 78605. Small engine repair and sales
DIJ CONSTRUCTION: 512-355-2766; POB 1609, Bertram, TX 78605. dijconstruction.com. Pavement marking service
DIVERSIFIED MACHINING: 512-355-3270; 3703 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. diversifiedmachining.net
ER PLUMBING: 512-804-6660, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
FAGLIE HOUSE MOVING: 512-355-3941; 2821 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
FLORES SEPTIC SERVICES: 512-355-2582; 1060 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605
GATOR SEPTIC & TRENCHING: 512-355-2986; 119 Oaks Rd, Bertram, TX 78605
HILL COUNTRY WATER WELL: 512-657-0846; Bertram, TX 78605. Water well drilling, pumps, service
IRON STAR PLUMBING: 512-426-0050; Bertram, TX 78605. ironstarplumbing.com
LEWIS CONTRACTORS: 512-355-9094; POB 1623, Bertram, TX 78605. Utility installation and construction services
LITTLE BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION: 512-355-2967; 600 CR-274, Bertram, TX 78605
MALDONADO & SONS MASONRY: 512-355-2439; 2309 CR-274, Bertram, TX 78605. Custom homes
MC DANIEL & MC DANIEL: 512-355-3179; 310 Indian Wls, Bertram, TX 78605
MILL IRON CONSTRUCTION: 512-756-7656; Bertram, TX, 78605
MUD DUCK SEPTIC SERVICE: 512-618-5690; 135 FM-243 W, #119, Bertram, TX, 78605
NAYLOR SERVICES: 512-515-7700; 1889 CR-276, Bertram, TX 78605. naylorservices.com. Air conditioning
PREMIER CONSTRUCTION: 512-355-2844; 1010 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
RANCHERS FEED & SUPPLY: 512-355-2145; POB 245, Bertram, TX 78605. Farm & ranch equipment, feed & seed
QUICKSILVER APPLIANCE REPAIR CO: 512-663-3205; 6245 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX, 78605. quicksilverappliancerepair.com
SEPTIC SYSTEM: 512-930-4515; 1921 CR-304, Bertram, TX 78605. septicsystemservice.com
STARFIRE ELECTRIC & CONTROL SYSTEMS LLC: 830-220-1993; 301 Wooded Way, #769, Bertram, TX, 78605
THREE STAR CUSTOM PAINTING: 512-355-2107; Bertram, TX, 78605
TWO STEP PLUMBING-JOHN ALBARADO: 512-567-0462; 5541 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78065
WYNN'S REPAIR SERVICES: 281-536-0816; 2137 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605. wynnsrepairservices.com
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
BRIZENDINE'S DEER PROCESSING: 512-355-2897; 352 W Vaughan St, Bertram, TX 78605. brizendinesdeer.com
HUNTING, FISHING, SPORTING GOODS, SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY STORES:
TEXAS CRAPPIE FISHING SERVICE LLC: 512-947-2550; 213 Settlers Ridge, Bertram, TX 78605. texascrappiefishingservice.com
CEDAR CREEK INN: 512-355-3400; 352 E Vaughan St, Bertram, TX 78605
COLBERT RANCH: Bertram, TX 78065. No longer operating.
SAN GABRIEL RIVER INN: 512-355-2102; 8327 CR-210, Bertram, TX 78605. sangabrielriverinn.com
BERTRAM HEALING CENTER: 513-355-3476; 1460 TX-29 W, Ste A, Bertram TX 78605. Chiropractic and Massage
BERTRAM NURSING & REHAB CENTER: 512-355-2116; 540 TX-29 E, POB 1615, Bertram TX 78605. bertramnursinghome.com. Non Profit/Community Owned Bertram Nursing and Rehab offers FREE Certified Nurse Aide day classes in a 4 week course.
DAYTON R. WARDEN, JR. DDS: 512-355-2115; 1220 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605. daytonwardendds.com. General Dentistry
SETON BERTRAM HEALTHCARE CENTER: 512-715-3118; 160 N Lampasas St, Bertram, TX 78605. seton.net
SOUTH GABRIEL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CLINIC: 512-355-2284; 158 S Gabriel St, Bertram TX 78605. Relaxation, stress reduction & pain management)
Note: Bertram is also served by nearby:
- CEDAR PARK REGIONAL HOSPITAL: 512-528-7000; 1401 Medical Pkwy, Leander, TX 78601. cedarparkregional.com
- BURNET COUNTY SETON HIGHLAND LAKES HOSPITAL: 512-715-3000; 3201 S Water St, Burnet, TX 78611
A-1 SMARTPHONE & TABLET REPAIR: 512-937-2355; 409 Industrial Blvd, Ste 500, Burnet, TX 78611. a1phonerepairs.com
BECKY'S HAIR FASHION: 512-355-2341; Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM FUNERAL HOME: 512-355-8201; 1010 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. putnamcares.com
BERTRAM PLAZA LAUNDROMAT: 513-355-8008; 1460 TX-29 W, Ste C, Bertram TX 78605
BIG'S: 512-355-3031; 555 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
BULLOCK, BENNETT & ASSOCIATES: 512-355-9198; 165 N Lampasas St, Bertram, TX 78605. bbaengineering.com. Environmental engineering and construction oversight
BURLAP N LACE SALON N BOUTIQUE: 512-277-5529; 2100 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605. bnlsalonnboutique.com. Hair Salon
CACTUS JACKS: 866-676-3090; 8234 CR-252, Bertram, TX 78605
CERAMIC DINOS: POB 405, Bertram, TX 78605. ceramicdinos.com. Ceramic supplies, classes and firing
CHAVITOS MOONWALK INFLATABLES: 512-525-3863; 10000 Wells St, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook. Rental of moon walk, inflatables, tables, chairs
CIMARRON BOAT & RV STORAGE: 512-876-6576; 84-5 CR-252, Bertram, TX 7860
D&S COMMUNITY SERVICES: 512-355-3184; 246 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. dscommunity.com. Opening the door for living choices that promote independence and self-determination for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through a State Medicaid Waiver program.
DARS TINY TOT DAY CARE CENTER: 512-355-2045; 460 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
DOWN BEAT MUSIC: 512-677-2319; 100 FM-243 W, Ste A, Bertram, TX 78605. downbeat-music76.business.site. Used music instruments
EMPOWERED WOMEN’S FITNESS CENTER: 512-355-8187; 1460 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 7860. empoweredwfc.com. Women only
FLYING M RANCH: 512-355-9492; 1335 CR-264, Bertram TX 78605. flyingmtexas.com. Horse boarding, trail rides, lessons, horses for sale
HAMONS AUTO AND DIESEL REPAIR: 512-423-2465; Bertram, TX 78605.
HISTORIC GLOBE THEATER: 132 W Vaughn St, Bertram, TX 78605. globetheatretx.com. Established in 1935, and now renovated, a movie house, concert venue, wedding and special event venue.
IRON STAR HALL: 512-705-8533; 330 N Lampasas St, Bertram, TX 78605. ironstarhall.com
J PATRICK MOORE, CPA, CIA, CGFM: 512-355-3985; POB 918, Bertram, TX 78605. Accounting services
JB ENTERPRISES: 512-756-5002; 8120 CR-252, Bertram, TX 78605
JS MOTORS & FAB, LLC: 512-818-5261, 1455 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
JERREBONNA LEATHERS: 512-433-9234; Bertram, TX 78605
KIDZ DEPOT: 512-355-3678; 1160 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
LAURA GUNN MARKETING: 512-596-4866; Bertram, TX 78605. Digital advertising solutions
LH FARRIER SERVICE: 512-925-4045; Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
LITTLE TEXANS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 512-355-9777; 1841 CR-258, Bertram, TX 78605
M & M BUSINESS SOLUTIONS: 817-291-6000; 200 Western Ave, Bertram, TX 78605. mmbizsolutions.com
MARY JANE'S: 254-371-1177; 555 N Grange, Bertram, TX 78605
METAL WORKZ: 512-350-6711; Bertram, TX 78605
MOFFETT LIVESTOCK: 512-655-7071; 1805 S FM 1174, Bertram, TX 78605
POOFY DOO'S HAIR SALON: 512-355-9232; 118 E Vaughan St, Bertram, TX 78605. poofydoos.com
R BANK: 512-355-2121; POB 1619, 110 E Vaughan, Bertram, TX 78605. rbanktexas.com
RINGSTAFF'S TWISTED DIESEL: 512-234-0667; CR-210, Bertram, TX 78605. ringstafftwisteddiesel.com
RIVER RANCH PAINTS: 512-489-2400; 9755 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Horse boarding stables
TBM HEAT TREATING: 512-355-9607; Bertram, TX, 78605
TEXAS BIG WORM PUMPKIN PATCH: 512-355-8165; 4625 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook. Seasonal. 2019: 9/27 - 10/27
TEXAS MESQUITE COMPANY: Bertram, TX, 78605. texmes.com. Mesquite furniture maker
TWISTED RANCH WEDDINGS: 512-553-9772; 7345 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605. twistedranchweddings.com
WHITE WATER SPRINGS: 888-997-8439; 10900 FM-1174, Bertram, TX 78605
AMERICAN LEGION: legion.org. A congressionally chartered mutual-aid organization of military veterans founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime.
Local Legion Post: #607, 512-355-2033; POB 433, 160 Legion Way, Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Bertram, TX 78605. bertramtx.org
BERTRAM BUYING COMMITTEE: POB 60, Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP: 512-355-2026; 3115 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605-3838
BERTRAM ELEMENTARY PTO: 512-355-2111; 315 Main, Bertram, TX 78605
PRAIRIE FLOWER GARDEN CLUB: POB 157, Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: 512-355-2113; POB 243, Bertram, TX 78606
BERTRAM LIBRARY (JOANN COLE MITTE MEMORIAL): 512-355-2113; 1701 N Gabriel, Bertram, TX 78605. See Burnet County Library System
BERTRAM LIBRARY THRIFT STORE: 512-355-2609; 140 S Gabriel St, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook. 11a-3p. Operated by Bertram Friends of the Library
BERTRAM MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE: . The Faith Community Working Together in Bertram. The following churches participate (see detailed listing for each in "Churches" section above): Bertram Church of Christ; Bertram First Baptist Church; Cumberland Presbyterian Church; First Christian Church; First United Methodist Church; Holy Cross Catholic Church; One Desire Church
BOY SCOUTS: scouting.org. A non-profit organization that provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Local Boy Scout Troop #285: 512-355-2322; POB 494, Bertram, TX 78605
CUB SCOUTS: scouting.org/cubscouts. A non-profit organization operated by many Scouting organizations for young persons, mainly boys aged 7-11. Local Cub Scout Pack #285: 512-756-7206; POB 243, Bertram, TX 78605
GIRL SCOUTS: girlscouts.org. A non-profit organization that provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Local Girl Scout Troop #291: Bertram, TX
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD PANTRY: 512-355-2918; 520 TX-29 E (behind Church Hall), POB 94, Bertram TX 78605. A non-profit food pantry (partner with Central Texas Food Bank), located on the 1174 side of church. Pantry open 1-3p and 5:30-7p. Pantry available to residents of 78605 and 78608. No questions asked.
LITTLE LEAGUE: littleleague.org. A non-profit organization based in Williamsport, PA that organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the US. Builds character, courage, loyalty.
Local: Bertram Little League, POB 93, Bertram, TX 78605
Local: Bertram Youth League, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org
MASONIC LODGE: Web. A fraternal organization that promotes Freemasonry, which includes charitable work within a local or wider community, moral uprightness, and friendship. Local Masonic Lodge #583: 150 Lampasas, Bertram, TX 78605
PRAIRIE FLOWER GARDEN CLUB: , POB 157, Bertram TX 78605
SENIOR SERVICE CENTER: Bertram, TX 78605. Corner of Vaughn and Gabriel streets
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: svdpusa.org. A non-profit group that strives to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service. End poverty through systemic change. Financial help and counseling. Local service group: 512-355-3665; POB 1, Bertram, TX 78605
4-H: 4-h.org. A global network of youth organizations whose mission is "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. Local 4-H group: POB 433, Bertram, TX 78605.
BERTRAM LOST AND FOUND PETS: Facebook. A Facebook page that facilitates recovery of lost pets
(THE) DIP'N'CLIP: 512-667-4044; Bertram, TX 78605. thedipnclip.com. Mobile dog grooming
FULLER PAWS OF TEXAS: 936-433-1682; TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook. Pet Sitting, boarding, training, and AKC lab puppies.
HALF-WAG HOUSE DOG RESCUE: 512-756-4258; POB 81; Bertram, TX 78605. Dog adoptions
HIGHWAY 29 VETERINARY CLINIC: 512-355-3002; 3500 TX-29 E, Bertram TX 78605. hwy29vet.com
KRAV K9 AND TACTICAL: 512-909-4642; 235 CR-268, Bertram, TX 78605. kravk9.com
LIVING GRACE CANINE RANCH: 160 Elaina Ln, Bertram, TX 78605. livinggracecanineranch.org. A nonprofit rescue sanctuary that includes separate apartments large enough to accommodate one big canine or two small dogs that come in as a pair or get along well. A home for senior dogs abandoned because of their age and frailties or the health of their aging owners.
STRAY ACRES SANCTUARY & ANIMAL RESCUE: 512-525-4710; Bertram, TX 78605. strayacressanctuary.org. Facebook. Mission is to provide safe haven for stray animals, animals in high kill shelters and animals on death row, regardless of breed, sex, or species.
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, sitters and other care.
BERTRAM LAND & REALTY: 512-853-9720, 512-355-9010; 560 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605. BertramLandRealty.com
CAPITAL OF TEXAS LAND COMPANY: 512-489-2400; 9755 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605
CASTLEBERRY PROPERTIES LTD: 512-355-2844; 1010 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
CENTEX RANCHES: 888-684-2271; 260 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605. centexranches.com
HORTON REALTY: 830-798-6502; 1110 CR-268, Bertram, TX 78605
(THE) LUEDECKE GROUP REALTORS: 512-577-1463; 512-331-0000; 512-355-2030; POB 1632, Oatmeal (Bertram), TX 78605. TexasLand.net. Luedecke Land Company, Inc.
WHITEWATER SPRINGS: 512-355-3393; 10900 FM-1174 S, Bertram, TX 78605
ABBY'S CUPBOARD: 512-569-9268; Bertram, TX 78605. abbyscupboard.com. Custom cakes and baked goods
B'S BAKED GOODS: 512-635-4535; Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM BAR-B-QUE: 512-355-9404; TX-29, 1 mi W of town, Bertram, TX 78605
BERTRAM BLEND & BOUTIQUE: 512-355-8098; 110 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook. Coffee shop and clothing store. Note: facility damaged in 3/2021 storm.
BOLIE'S PIZZA: 100 W FM-243, Ste C, Bertram, TX 78605-3865. boliespizza.com
BERTRAM SMOKE HAUS: 512-355-2302; 110 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
BRUNO'S BITE TO EAT: 9420 CR-272, Bertram, TX 78605-3865
COMMON GROUND COFFEE HOUSE: 512-355-3616; 1460 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
CRAZY GAL'S CAFE: Closed
D'S PIZZA: 512-355-9128; 240 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
DONUT PLUS: 512-355-2320; 100 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
EL RANCHO: 512-355-3759; 535 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605
GOOD GRAZ'IN CAFE: 512-355-9340; 240 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
HOMETOWN WATERING HOLE: 512-355-7377; 3317 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
HOWLIN' MOON SALOON: Closed
(THE) HUNGRY MOOSE FAMILY RESTAURANT: 512-355-3855; 360 W TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605. hungrymoosetxcom
HWY 29 BBQ: 512-277-7020; 110 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605. hwy29bbq.com
JUANES MEXICAN FOOD: 512-639-7610; 3317 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
JUNCTION CAFE: 512-355-8147; 102 Castleberry Ct, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook
LAS ROSAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 512-355-3542; 102 Castleberry Ct, Bertram, TX 78605
LOS MEZKAN’S TAQUERIA: 512-355-3505; 3317 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
MAMBO ITALIANO RISTORANTE: 512-355-8169; 100 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605. mamboitalianotx.com
MARY'S BEEF & BUNS: 512-355-2518; 240 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605-4531
NATE'S BERTRAM CAFE: 512-355-3128; 535 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
NENE'S SWEET TREATS BAKERY: 860-613-3555; 360 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
PIZZA TIME: 512-355-9704; 525 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
PLACE THE EL LUGAR: 3317 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
SHELL STATION GRILL: 555 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
(THE) TEXAS PECAN CAKE SHOP: 512-755-2289; 170 S Gabriel St (inside the Library), Bertram, TX 78605. texaspecancakes.com
TIN STAR BAR-BBQ: 512-355-3555; 110 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605
TONY'S HILL COUNTRY SMOKED BBQ: 830-613-4292; 200 CR-258, W on TX-29 on edge of town, Bertram, TX 78605
TRAVEL MART CONVENIENCE STORE: 512-355-2585; 324 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
WHEELER'S EATERY: 512-355-3473; 1460 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX 78605-4554
YOUNG GUNS PIZZA & CAFE: 512-355-2432; 525 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605
BALCONES GEM AND MINING ROCK SHOP: 512-525-6905; 155 E Vaughan, Bertram, TX 78605. rocks, custom jewelry
BAT CREEK FARM: 512-755-2942; POB 637, Bertram, TX 78605. Home-grown & fresh fruit and vegetables
BERTRAM BLEND & BOUTIQUE: 512-355-8098; 110 TX-29, Bertram, TX 78605. Facebook. Coffee shop and clothing store. Note: facility damaged in 3/2021 storm.
(THE) CHICKEN COOP GIFT SHOP: 512-355-2818; 2655 FM-243 W, Bertram, TX 78605
BITS AND BOBBLES BOUTIQUE: 830-637-1400; 312 Misty Wood, Bertram, TX 78605. bitsandbobblesboutique.com
CLIP ART BUDS & BLOOMS: 512-522-0824; 144 E Vaughan St, Bertram, TX 78605. Florists
DOLLAR GENERAL: 512-355-2740; 575 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. dollargeneral.com
EXXON TRAVEL MART: 512-355-2585; Bertram, TX 78605. Gasoline, convenience, fast food
GRANDMA'S ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES, AND GIFTS: 512-355-2387; 600 CR-214, Bertram, TX 78605 grandmas-gifts.com
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC FOOD PANTRY: 512-355-2918; See details in Non-Profits section.
MOSAIC GARDEN TREASURES: 254-368-0246; 143 E Vaughan, Bertram, TX 78605. mosaicgardentreasures.com
PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD: 832-909-2187; 1500 CR-210, Bertram, TX 78605 peepandthebigwideworld.com Home goods store
(THE) RED ROOSTER: 512-355-3480; 260 TX-29 W, Bertram, TX. 78605. Resale
(THE) ROCK SHOP: 512-525-6905; 155 W Vaughn St, Bertram, TX 78605. Jewelry
WILD HORSE CANDLE COMPANY: 3205 CR-211, Bertram, TX 78605
WINKLEY'S TRADING POST II: 512-355-2540; 601 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. See Bertram Hardwae and Supply in "Home" section above.
RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS:
BROOKS MILL RV PARK: 512-677-5514; 900 Brooks Mill Rd, Bertram, TX 78605. brooksmillrvpark.com
RV SALES, SERVICES & PARTS:
C & MOBILE HOMES & RV TRANSPORT: 512-355-3510; 2901 TX-71 E, Bertram, TX 78605. Movers
HIGHWAY 29 RV RESCUE: 512-355-3510; 2901 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. rvroof.com
TEXAS CUSTOM RV RENTALS: 512-585-5898; 3811 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605. texascustomrvrentals.com
BERTRAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 512-355-2111; 315 Main St, Bertram, TX 78605. Grades PK-5. 430 students. A "Blue Ribbon School." Mascot: Armadillos. For Middle School and High School, see Burnet for Burnet CISD
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
AL CLAWSON DISPOSAL: 512-930-5490; clawsondisposal.com. Garbage removal service
ATMOS ENERGY: 800-460-3030. Dallas HQ: 888-286-6700;
Emergencies: 866-322-8667. atmosenergy.com. Natural gas service through underground pipes. Service Coverage Map. Nearest service office: 107 S Lee St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
CITY OF BERTRAM'S RECYCLING CENTER: N end of West Street in an old Metal Water Storage Tank; it is open at all times to the public. Items allowed: Newspapers, magazines, computer paper, cardboard, glass, plastic containers (remove and discard container lids), plastic bags, aluminum cans, regular tin cans. NO Styrofoam.
CITY OF BERTRAM WATER/SEWER DEPT: 512-355-2197. Includes garbage service
HERITAGE BROADBAND: 512-548-6932; 151 St Joseph Ct, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. heritagebroadband.com. Internet service to: Andice, Bertram, Briggs, Florence, Jarrell, Liberty Hill, Prairie Dell, Schwertner
HYDROGAS CORPORATION: 512-756-4285; 1742 TX-29 W, Burnet, TX. Propane Service
INDEPENDENT PROPANE CO: 512-756-2282; 403 S Water, Burnet, TX
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS: Depending on your specific location (downtown, rural, elevation, obstacles, etc), the following companies provide local internet access here: Rise Broadband (microwave); Western Broadband, and Zeecon (in Marble Falls); plus data connections from cell phone service providers, and two satellite services (Hughes; Wildblue/Excede). Full details (website, phone, description) on each ISP are available at our Portal focus page on Utility & Telecom Service Providers
P & R BUTANE/PROPANE: 512-259-4710; 14251 TX-29 W, Liberty Hill, TX
PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, covers 8,100 square miles, 214,000 members, with assets over $1 billion.
HQ, Connections & Service Startup: 1-888-554-4732
Emergencies, Outages & Marking of Underground Utility Lines, 24x7: 1-888-883-3379
Local service office: 512-355-2131; 365 TX-29 E, Bertram, TX 78605
SPECTRUM/TIME WARNER: 1-800-418-8848; timewarnercable.com. Cable Television, Internet, VOIP. No local customer service office.
VERIZON: verizon.com. Regulated land-line telephone service. Residential Service: 1-800-483-4000; Business Service: 1-800-483-5000; Repair-Residential Service: 1-800-483-1000; Repair-Business Service: 1-800-483-2000. No local customer service office.
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
FLANIGAN'S DISTILLERY & WINERY: 512-777-3162; 330 N Lampasas St, Bertram, TX 78605. flaniganswineandspirits.com
PILOT KNOB VINEYARD & WINERY: 512-489-2999; 3125 CR-212, Bertram, TX 78605. pilotknobvineyard.com
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!