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Sergio Reyes, with his first-place trophy he received at the Valley Life Car Club picnic in Weslaco. (Lisa Seiser/Valley Morning Star)


You’ve undoubtedly seen them out and around in the Rio Grande Valley, TX.

They have become quite popular over the years.

For the second consecutive year, the San Antonio Business Journal tabbed Service King Collision Repair Centers as one of the best places to work in South Texas.

Novus Glass Names New Colorado Franchisees

Left to right: Scott Rethwill, central regional director of Novus; Lorenzo and Lynn Washington, the new Novus franchisees; and Keith Beveridge, senior vice president of Novus.

Lynn and Lorenzo Washington will be joining Novus Glass as franchisees in the Denver, CO area.

Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:26

Body Shop Owner Slow to Make Repairs

Choctow, Oklahoma – Dennis and Cynthia Copeland said AutoWorks Collision Repair has had their damaged pick-up for nearly five months now.

Autocraft Bodywerks, located at 5411 Wasson Rd. in Austin, Texas, has promoted Austin native Tammie Harper as the company's general manager, owner Chris Raeder has announced.

Dent Wizard Adds to Team in Mid-South Region

Dent Wizard International recently appointed Paul Spears as regional operations director for the company’s Mid-South Region.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 20:26

Shop Strategies: Sorrells Body Shop, AR

Sorrells Shop Strategies


Sorrells Body Shop in Russellville, Arkansas will celebrate 45 years in business in October. Started by Ray Sorrells, the family business has grown to include 16 employees and is involved with all types of collision repair, auto glass installation and paintless dent repair.

The Texas I-CAR Committees have partnered together to organize the inaugural Johnny Dickerson Golf Memorial Fundraiser to be held Saturday, October 8 at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas.

North Texas Man Builds Crosses to Honor Officers


Kalyn Doyle isn't a cop, he is the owner and operator of KD Designs, an auto body shop in Rhome, and has a personal connection to police officers.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 22:55

Chief Expands Its Distribution Network

Chief has added two distributors to its sales and service network.

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