Barbara Russell, a Denton Realtor, was named to the Texas Real Estate Commission, the state agency that governs real estate practices. 

The board enforces real estate laws and regulations and is the licensing agency for real estate agents in the state. 

Russell is one of three new members named to the nine-person commission by Gov. Greg Abbott and will be on the board until Jan. 31, 2025. 

Russell owns her own real estate agency, Barbara Russell Realtors, and is also a member of the Denton County Master Gardener Association. 

Scott Kesner of El Paso and Jason Hartraves of Frisco were also appointed to the commission. 

JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @jennafduncan.

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