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Gov. Perry Appoints Barnwell to Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board

Thursday, June 07, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Robert "Barney" Barnwell III of Magnolia to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board for a term to expire Feb 1, 2013. The board administers and enforces laws relating to certificates of title and registration of vehicles, identifying markings on commercial motor vehicles, motor carrier registration, single state registration, motor transportation brokers, foreign commercial motor transportation, sale or lease of motor vehicles, and salvage vehicle dealers.

Barnwell is president of Universal Natural Gas Inc., and president and board chair of Texas Gas Utility Services. He is a member of the Texas Gas Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Foundation. He is also president and past board chair of the Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce, board chair and past president of R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center, and co-founder and past president of the Samaritan Counseling Center.

Barnwell received a law degree from Louisiana State University.

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