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Aspen Paint and Body, one of the area’s oldest and largest collision repair centers, recently was bought by Lewisville, Texas-based Caliber Collision. The shop at 2002 Alma Ave. has changed its name to Caliber.

Flood Truck Louisiana

Truck abandoned on Interstate 12 during the August 2016 Louisiana floods. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)


Eleven are dead and more than 40,000 homes have been affected by the heavy deluge of rain and floods in Baton Rouge, La., that began August 12. Some AGRR [automotive glass repair & replacement] companies are just now getting back up and running while others were luckily enough to escape the water’s wrath.

Suspect in grisly decapitation case will undergo mental health exam

Mykawa Auto Parts Inc., 9100 Mykawa Rd., is shown Friday, August 19, 2016 in Houston, where the decapitated body of a man was found inside on Thursday night. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle)


A homeless man accused of decapitating an auto parts store owner will undergo a psychological evaluation, his lawyer said on August 22.

Damaged Car Windows After Hail Storm? Police Will Be Lenient in Colorado Springs

Police Sgt. Kory Dabb accesses the damage to the fleet of police cars at the Stetson Hills police station Friday morning, July 29, 2016, after a Thursday night hail storms damaged more than two dozen vehicles. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)


July 28th's destructive hailstorm damaged about 40 police cars in addition to most everything in its path.

Bike Student Auto Body Winner








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.

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