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The Morning Leverage: A Tidel Wave of Deals

The Carrollton, Texas, company’s customers are businesses that rely heavily ...
a supplier of mission-critical tactical medical products…and Bertram Capital takes a majority stake in Clarus Glassboards LLC, a company that designs and manufactures ...

Bertram Capital Announces Investment in Clarus Glassboards

Clarus is based on Ft. Worth, TX and represents Bertram Capital's thirteenth platform investment overall and sixth platform investment within the industrial vertical. Continuing Bertram Capital's approach of partnering with business owners, Clarus Co ...

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Feb. 20-26, 2015

Reagan Brooks Broesche, 40, of Bertram was arrested Feb. 20 by the Burnet County Sheriff ...
Chelsea Yates, 19, of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested Feb. 25 by an outside agency on a temporary hold. She was released the same day to another agency.

Ross Maxey

He was an avid University of Texas fan and loved to watch his Horn’s whenever they ...
Lanterman Jr., Krystal Williams (Justin), Bert Guidry, Amanda Guidry, Meagan Bertram (Allen), Natalie Hodgel (Shaun), and Dustin Maxey; and 13 great-grandchildren ...

Mrs. Joy Williamson

She graduated from Taylor High School, and later attended Mary Hardin Baylor College in Waco and Southwest Texas State Teachers College in ...
and Courtney Knetsch and husband Clay of Bertram; great grandchildren, Armani Valero of Irving, Caden Marullo ...

Dancing for the Stars on Saturday benefits Colleyville Rotary projects

Honoring donors and endowments whose gifts support the dreams and scholarships of students in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington ...
members include Tim Armes, Donna Bertram, Doreen Bruner, Lori Donovan ...

Area firefighters have a field day

The field day was open to all fire departments across the state and was facilitated by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Fire departments in attendance were Bellville, Shelby, Cat Spring, Wallis, Sealy, Salem, Bertram, Bastrop and Ennis.

Roy Bertram

Roy Bertram, 77, passed away in Brazoria, Texas. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 29 years Maetta Ward and his second wife of 10 years Betty Heinen; as well as his daughter Carissa Lorberau and son Hugh Thomas "Tommy" Bertram and step ...

Burglar steals from Bertram nursing home

BERTRAM, Texas (KXAN) – Bertram police are investigating an early morning burglary at an assisted living center. It happened at Bertram Nursing and Rehab Center at 540 State Highway 29 East. An employee reports a man entered the building at about 4:00 ...

Tornado near Bertram, Texas

Tornado near Bertram, Texas The boy who lives in this home near Bertram says he felt it being lifted off foundation. The house moved 150 yards. They went into bathtub to hide. Check out this story on re-gallery/news/2014 ...

Bertram Capital backs Clarus Glassboards

Bertram Capital has made an undisclosed investment in Clarus Glassboards LLC. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Clarus is a maker of branded glass markerboards and architectural glass systems. PRESS RELEAS…

This Week In History: 2 March

This Week In History celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Over the coming year, we'll be picking out notable dates from the theatre's history and featuring them each week on …

Tasha Bertram Leads Us Into the World of Winnet | Interview

When listening to Winnet for the first time you could be forgiven for wondering which genre their music fits into, but that’s hardly unusual, as even lead singer Tasha Bertram is still unsure. “It’s a…

Interview with Carrie Jane Knowles, Author of Apricots in a Turkish Garden

What is your book about? Apricots in a Turkish Garden is a collection of ten short stories that focus on a moment in time when a character has an insight into their life and what has happened. And, t…

LesMovies: Film Lesbici in TV questa settimana (1 - 8 marzo 2015)

Questa settimana, a tematica lesbica più o meno completa abbiamo: D.E.B.S. - Spie in minigonna (LLL); "Frankie e Ben - Una coppia a sorpresa" (QQQ); "Tutto su mia madre" (TTT); "Cowgirl il nuovo sesso…

Rose Bertram In Nothing But Body Paint | Sports Illustrated...

Rose Bertram In Nothing But Body Paint | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015

What Matters in Jane Austen by John Mullan

I lack discipline in many areas of my life, books included, but the one thing I’m scrupulously strict about is my Jane Austen rereadings schedule. I can only reread a novel once per year (and Pride & …

Today in Milligan History, 2/27

Today in Milligan History an ongoing project of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society   Good Day, Milligan! Proverbs 27:15 – Quarrelsome spouses are like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainsto…

Bushfire emergency in Perth’s south

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the western part of Casuarina and the eastern part of Bertram in Perth’s southern suburbs. Bushfire emergency in Perth’s south

At Bertram’s Hotel

//by Agatha Christie//published 1965// In this Miss Marple mystery, she is once again on a nephew-Raymond sponsored holiday.  This time, Miss Marple has gone to London to stay at Bertram’s.  Bertram’&hell ip;


Domestic violence in BERTRAM TEXAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



The Guardian and a warning to BERTRAM TEXAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in BERTRAM TEXAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]


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