If the OP goes to the wrong TPWD office with that story in writing, he's in for a lot of grief! Maybe he slept through punctuation 101 in the Fourth Grade. The TPWD is getting harder to deal with all the time, and you need to read their rules, forms, requirements and shape your Title Transfer/Registration request the best you can, to match their rules, if you expect to successfully get a title and registration. Out of state is another whole problem. Possibly he has the documents needed, but I would doubt it.
Good luck to him. I got a title on a fifty-seven year old boat that had no numbers, no title, no previous known registration, but it wasn't easy or cheap. Game Warden inspection, title application, registration ran over $80.00, for a boat maybe worth $100! Nowadays, it's all about the fees(money). If I wanted to put a trolling motor on my kayak, it would be the same cost. Ridiculous! IslandJim
I'm an Eighth Day Adventist. On the Eighth Day, God went fishing!