SWAT team captures homicide suspect

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer
Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County Sheriff's authorities assisted a Williamson County SWAT team, the Department of Public Safety and several other agencies in capturing a 32-year-old suspect wanted in a Williamson County homicide investigation, officials said.

The incident unfolded around 10:20 p.m. Feb. 1, when Williamson County officials requested BCSO assistance with a suspect in the 7400 block of east CR 243.

“Williamson County had tracked the vehicle to that location and requested our assistance,” Burnet County Sheriff's Capt. Chris Jett said.

“It was in the middle of the night. We did shutdown 243 for a little while,” he said. “We were told he was a suspect in a homicide involving a firearm.

“We don't know why he was in Burnet County,” Jett added.


Luther Azle Bookout, Jr.

Luther Azle Bookout, Jr.

October 31, 1918 — August 28, 2018

Luther Azle Bookout Jr. passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 28, 2018, at the age of 99. Luther was a devoted husband, beloved father, a talented artist, and a faithful servant of the Lord.

Luther is survived by his three children: Jack Bookout (wife Sally) of San Diego, California, Nan Bookout of Arlington, Texas, and Judy Adams (husband Robert) of Round Rock, Texas. Also surviving are five grandsons, David, Brian, and Christoper Bookout, and Matthew and Jared Adams; and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Frances Hamner Bookout, in 2015, his brother, Robert Bookout, in 2003, and his grandson, Ethan Adams, in 2010.


Aurelio "Randy" Longoria, Jr.

Aurelio “Randy” Longoria, Jr.

September 5, 1967 — August 4, 2018

Aurelio “Randy” Longoria Jr., 50, of Burnet, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.   He was born Sept. 5, 1967, in Sugarland to Aurelio and Mary Longoria Sr. Randy was a supervisor with the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Burnet, where he has worked since moving to Burnet in 2004.

Randy loved to fish, hunt, and watch the Discovery Channel. He loved his job with the City and was a friendly and smiling face to all. He loved to BBQ, mainly for others and for the City for the various functions, meetings, and gatherings they had.


Verlon Reagor, Jr.

Verlon Reagor, Jr.

May 28, 1948~June 24, 2016


Verlon Reagor, Jr. age 68 of Burnet died on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Verlon was born in Lampasas, Texas on May 28, 1948 to Verlon D. Reagor and Louise Boyd Reagor.

He married Alene Warwick on June 5, 1968. They had four sons.

Verlon was a master plumber and a licensed electrician and air conditioning technician.

He started working with his father as a teenager.

He started his own company, Independent Home Service, which he ran for several years.

At the time of his death, he and his brother Ken owned and operated Reagor Air Conditioning Company, which had been founded by their father, Verlon D. Reagor.

His greatest joy was being a husband, father, and grandfather.

Most of his activities involved his sons.

He taught Sunday school, served as a deacon, drove the church bus, and helped at church camp for several years.

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