A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper may have saved one company from more extensive damage when he spotted smoke coming from Custom Car Center, 3107 S. Highway 36, about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. Gatesville Fire Chief Billy Vaden said the metal building did not have a lot of damage, but there was more damage inside due to fire, heat, smoke and water. Owner Darrel Hurlburt reported he lost parts, tools, electronics and other inventory as the result of the fire.
High speed pursuit ends in foot chase
As of early Thursday, Gatesville police were still searching for two men who fled from an officer who attempted to stop them for a traffic violation. About 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, an officer attempted to stop a 2004 Saturn in the 400 block of State School Road, but the driver sped away and the pursuit was on, according to Gatesville Police Lt. Don Norman.
On Tuesday, the Hornet volleyball team gave the 20th ranked Lorena Lady Leopards all they could handle in a pivotal District 17-4A match, but Gatesville fell just short of victory, losing 3-2. GHS lost, 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 10-15 at Lorena, falling to 25-8 overall, 4-2 in league play.
As the Evant Lady Elks near the mid-point of their district schedule, securing wins becomes more and more critical to their goal of earning a playoff berth, but the visiting Gorman Lady Panthers failed to cooperate on Tuesday, defeating Evant, 3-0. In the best of five match, Gorman took the first three games with scores of 25-13, 25-17 and 25-15.
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