Teen arrested in string of auto burglaries

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Alisa Boswell A 14-year-old girl from Portales was arrested by Eastern New Mexico University police on Oct. 7 after police say she was caught on campus surveillance videos burglarizing cars. ENMU Chief of Police Brad Mauldin said a string of auto burglaries began on campus shortly before the video system was installed in August of […]

It's their business: Blacklock’s Auto Service

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Blacklock’s Auto Service owner Ronnie Blacklock said he offers free auto diagnostics to military dependents. He said 60 percent of his business comes from Cannon Air Force Base. Blacklock’s Auto Service • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturdays by appointment. • Location: 220 W. Seventh St. • […]

Portales teen facing burglary charges

A 16-year-old Portales boy has been arrested on charges of auto burglary, a fourth-degree felony. According to Portales Police reports: • About 2:30 a.m. Friday, an officer responded to a report of an auto burglary in progress in the 200 block of North Indio Avenue. • En route, the officer was told the vehicle owner […]

Teen arrested for auto burglary

PNT staff reports A 14-year-old Roosevelt County boy was arrested Sunday in connection with an auto burglary consistent with 12 other auto burglaries that occurred in the last few days, according to Portales Police. The boy was charged with one count of auto burglary, a fourth-degree felony, and resisting and evading an officer, a misdemeanor. […]

It's their business: Rembrandt’s Auto Body

Rembrandt’s Auto Body • Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Location: 3101 W. Seventh St. • Type of business: Auto repair • What they offer: Collision repair, auto glass and restorations • Specialty: Collision repair. • Owner:George Songer • Open since: 1999 • Information: 763-1434

Portales man charged with auto burglary

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man has been charged with auto burglary after police say they found stolen property in his pockets. Matthew Myers, 24, is charged with retaining stolen property and two counts of auto burglary, both felonies, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, according to a news release from Portales […]

It's their business: No Hassle Auto Service

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte No Hassle technician Jason Romero, left, and co-owner John Kuchta use an electronic scan tool on an SUV. No Hassle Auto Service • Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. • Location: 1820 W. Seventh St. • Owner: Cliff and John Kuchta • Type of business: […]

Skills development center houses auto mechanic shop

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Staff Sgt. Richard Taylor of Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, works on his car in the Cannon Air Force Base Auto Skills Center while he was in Clovis visiting family. Alisa Boswell New airmen to Cannon Air Force Base may not know there is a source of learning and […]

Auto shows will roll into town

File photo The Cannon Thunder auto show will begin at Doc Stewart Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. Cannon Connections staff It’s a weekend for auto lovers with two auto shows in Clovis Saturday. The first show will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street between Fourth and Sixth streets in conjunction with the Ethnic Fair. […]

Fuel grading system fails auto consumers

Given the difficulties facing the auto industry, one would think the U.S. government would ease off the accelerator on absurd new regulations until cars started rolling more quickly off dealer lots. The government itself still owns much of General Motors and Chrysler. Instead, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation are considering new […]

Portales Past: July 13, 1960

July 13, 1960: Slaten Brothers Home and Auto Supply at 201 S. Main in Portales advertised power mowers as low as $39.95. And “Yes!” the ad claimed. “You can buy on easy terms!”

Weekend hail causes widespread damage

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By Jared Tucker: PNT Staff Writer Mother Nature brought hail, rain and widespread damage to property over the weekend, which meant a big headache to auto body shops and insurance companies on Monday. George Songer, owner of Rembrandt’s Auto Body Shop in Clovis, said he has received 165 new claims since 6 a.m. Monday morning. […]

Portales Past: May 5, 1945

May 5, 1945: White Auto Store held its grand opening at 115 SW State St. in Portales. J.B. Morrow was owner/manager of the auto parts and home appliance store.

It’s their job: Job combines love of cars, people

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By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Patrick Johnson is a parts man at Carquest Auto Parts at C&S Inc. in Portales. Background: Johnson was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. He lived in Lubbock for nine years and was a technician working on pools and spas. He returned to Portales in […]

Car show attracts auto enthusiasts

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kenny Funchess, left, and Airman 1st class Darren Raines talk about the details of a Yamaha R6 motorcycle. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The staff at the community center at Doc Stewart is always looking for ways to connect Cannon Air Force Base with the communities that surround […]

Auto skills center offers DIY help

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Cannon Connections photo: Eric Butler Tripp Johnson gets some advice from Leonard Marchman at the Auto Skills Center before he rotates his tires. Marchman has been the manager of the Cannon Air Force Base facility since 2001. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections When Leonard Marchman took a job at Cannon Air Force Base several years […]

Business feature: Auto parts store joins community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer O’Reilly Auto Parts is a new addition to the Portales community. O’Reilly opened April 10. Store Manager Jack Maloney has been with O’Reilly for six months, but he has worked in automotive parts for more than five years. The store has auto parts for any make or model. They […]

Police investigating auto thefts

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is investigating a string of thefts from unlocked vehicles, according to police. The thefts happened in residential areas from Sunday until the early Monday morning and right now, they don’t have any suspects, Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. “The biggest thing is lock the vehicles,” Berry said. “Always […]

Teenager arrested for auto burglary

PNT Staff Report Clovis police have arrested a teenage boy for an auto burglary Saturday in Portales, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said his officers located the 14-year-old Portales resident in Clovis Wednesday, acting on information from Portales Officer Kane Wyatt. The juvenile is being detained in Clovis. “We think he may have […]

Police report several auto burglaries

PNT Staff Report Eight auto burglaries have been reported in Portales in less than a week, according to Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Sunday, a purse was taken from a vehicle in the 400 block of North Globe Avenue and an iPod from a vehicle in the 100 block of North Avenue A, Berry said. Saturday, […]