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The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") announced the June 11, 2019 opening of a collision repair center in Watauga, Texas. The location previously operated as PlanetPaint Collision Center for almost five years.

The Caliber Collision autobody property at 5486 N. Garfield Ave. recently changed hands for $6,241,652.

A typical day for Jose Villarreal includes hopping into his car and hoping he has enough money for gas to drive 45 minutes every day from Pharr, Texas, to Texas State Technical College for class, but Tuesday, June 4 was anything but normal for the 22-year-old student.

Continuing to build on their sustaining values of “Car Repair by People Who Care,” The Woodlands-based Hodges Collision Centers has claimed the special distinction of winning the Woodlands Online Best Collision & Body Shop the first time that the category was offered and on the 10th Anniversary of the Woodlands Online Decade of Excellence.

Louisiana House Bill 411, an anti-steering bill which would require consumers to be notified of their right to choose a shop, passed the state’s House of Representatives and Senate in May.

The Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) Houston campus, announced that students enrolled in its collision repair training program received $23,000 in scholarships in 2019 so far.

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