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  • RGV Walk of Fame
    Doyle Wells

    Each year nominations are received from chambers of commerce and cities across the Rio Grande Valley for recognition in the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame at State Farm Arena, sponsored by the City of Hidalgo in conjunction with BorderFest.  Nominees are considered for induction based on their life achievements and significant civic contributions.

    The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce nominated longtime chamber member and Island business owner Doyle Wells to the RGV Walk of Fame for 2019.  Wells was selected for this great honor and was recognized at the official induction ceremonies on February 27, 2019 at State Farm Arena.

    Doyle Wells is living proof that a person can grow up in the Valley, earn an education, serve in the military and become a successful family man and business entrepreneur. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEAVE THE VALLEY TO BE SUCCESSFUL!!  In 1930, his family left Indiana and headed as far south as they could travel and ended their journey in Port Isabel, Texas.  Doyle was born 16 years later in Brownsville and was raised in Port Isabel/South Padre. He graduated from Port Isabel High School in 1964. 

    As a young man Wells acquired a strong work ethic working aside his family in a bait, tackle and fishing business. He earned his Captain’s license in 1965 and chartered at the Sea Ranch Marina. He came from humble beginnings saying “we had nothing, but we had everything” speaking of his supportive family and the vast opportunities the Valley provided.

    After four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, in 1970, Wells went to work for Solomar Lodge as a Charter Captain and Hunting Guide. In 1971, he became Ranch Operations Manager for the Harry Cullen Family for their holdings on South Padre Island.

    As a lifelong resident of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Doyle Wells has a strong pride in his South Texas heritage and is quick to promote the abundance of opportunities the Valley has available. Wells has contributed significantly to the development of our area’s tourism industry. He continues today to promote recreational and tourism development, leading by example to deliver “the best experience and the best service”. 

    1982 was the start of Wells Farm and Ranch Supply in Los Fresnos, and at the same time Wells opened Wells Stables. Then, in 1989, he opened Island Equestrian Center on South Padre Island. After moving his stables several times over the years, in 2012 Wells settled at his current location at the north end of the Island and expanded his services which now include horseback riding on the beach, zip lines, petting barn and beach events and activities limited only by your imagination. Recently Wells opened a second bayside location on Padre Blvd. where he offers go-cart racing and miniature golf.

    In the 1970’s Wells served on the volunteer fire departments for both Port Isabel and South Padre Island. Also, for much of the 1980’s Wells was a Director for the Texas International Fishing Tournament.   He was a founding Director for the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce in 1989 and served until 2000 when he was elected as an Alderman for the Town of South Padre Island, serving two terms through 2004. While Wells was Alderman he led a group of local business leaders on a cultural exchange to establish a Sister City relationship with Catamaco, Mexico. Additionally, Wells was actively involved with South Padre Island recovery efforts following the collapse of the Queen Isabella Causeway.

    Wells was appointed in 1999 by Cameron County Commissioners to serve on the Cameron County Beach and Dunes Commission and served until 2017. Commissioners also appointed him, in 2006, to serve on the Cameron County Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustments, where he continues to serve today.  Wells was elected to the Laguna Madre Water District where he served 2015 to 2018.

    Doyle and his wife Delores are active supporters of The Friends of Animal Rescue on South Padre Island and are loving pet owners. Doyle has served on the Regional Board for Equine Therapy, and over the years, has rescued many horses from slaughter, caring for them and returning them to a health.

    Wells also served on the Board of Directors for Sea Turtle Inc. about 1996-2000 where he worked closely with Founder Ila Loetscher to promote sea turtle conservation.

    Doyle is the son of Junior Wells and Bobby Wells. He is married to his beautiful wife Dolores Ferrentino Wells, and he has three adult children Doyle Wells IV, Brennan Wells and Kelsey Garcia.

  • Business Directory Search

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    Property Owners Who Care -SPI
    2605 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Pyro Shows of Texas, Inc.
    6601 Nine Mile Azle Rd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76135
    Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center
    A venue for weddings, receptions, Quinceaneras, corporate meetings, social and entertainment events
    309 E. Railroad Ave.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Pyramid EFX
    511 S 8th st
    Donna, TX 78537
    Padre Island Brewing Co., Inc.
    *Padre Island Brewing Company

    *Handcrafting Beer and Feeding Faces since 1995
    3400 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Port Isabel Public Library
    213 N. Yturria St.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Pirate's Landing
    Lighthouse Square
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Nonprofit small business lender and financial education provider.
    300 S Closner, Ste 1
    Edinburg, TX 78572
    Pier 19
    Pier 19 is an experience you do not want to miss while on your South Padre Island visit. Great food, Great staff, Great people....
    1 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Porky's Pit
    318 E Queen Isabella Blvd
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Port Isabel - South Padre Press
    Distributing hyper-local news content featuring the communities of Laguna Vista, Port Isabel and South Padre Island
    406 Garcia St.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard
    5505 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Call for Appointment
    Padre Elite Team - RE/MAX Elite
    Gayle Hood, Jules Wilk, Alta Monroe, and Laurie Howell

    * Your Padre Elite Team
    *They have years of combined real estate experience that counts.
    Rely on them as your ultimate real estate resource
    103 S. Garcia
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Palms Resort & Cafe on the Beach
    Discover paradise on the beaches of South Padre Island -

    at the ..............Palms Resort On The Beach!
    3616 Gulf Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Paradise Fun Rentals
    904 Padre Blvd
    South Padre Island, Texas 78597
    Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier
    Lighthouse Square
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Padre South Hotel
    Welcome to Padre South Hotel on the Beach Stay on the Beach at Padre South Hotel on the Beach.South Padre Island is Sub-tropical and semi-arid with mild & dry winters and warm & humid summers. From s
    1500 Gulf Blvd
    South Padre Island, Texas 78597
    Playin Hooky Fishing Charters
    Fishing from South Padre Island, Tx I can do everything from short trips in close for Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Cobia and year-round Red Snapper fishing, to trips out into the deep blue waters of the G
    33256 State Park Road 100
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce
    421 Queen Isabella Blvd.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Pulsed Wellness Center
    201 W. Queen Isabella Blvd.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Parrot Eyes Restaurant-Bar, Watersports & Marina
    5801 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
    At Peninsula Island Resort & Spa you will find 10fts ceilings, large windows and partial gulf view from the private balcony. Each studio or apartment has a seating area with a sofa bed, a kitchen or a
    340 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Premier Laser & Aesthetics
    Premier Laser and Aesthetics is located in Harlingen TX. They specialize in non-surgical treatments and body aesthetics. Premier Laser and Aesthetics aspires to elevate and exceed your expectations, p
    2107 Haine Dr.
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    Pearl South Padre Resort
    Premier Oceanfront Hotel and Condominiums on the island's southern tip. A full-service resort with one of the largest hotel swimming pools in South Texas.
    310 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District
    The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District is one of 12 deep water ports in Texas with a project depth of 36'. Formed in 1929 to lower the transportation costs of the agricultural interests of San
    250 Industrial Drive
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Mobile art studio offering social paint and sip classes at local restaurants. No exp needed to have a blast creating with friends. All materials provided. Offering classes and private painting parties
    Port of Brownsville
    THE PORT THAT WORKS The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater port located on the U.S.-Mexico Border. With approximately 40,000 acres of land available for development and 17 miles of waterfront a
    2993 N. Indiana Ave., Ste. B
    Brownsville, TX 78526
    Port Isabel Park Center, LLC
    Located in the Southern tropical tip of Texas in the Historic town of Port Isabel, just before you cross the causeway to South Padre Island. Port Isabel Park Center is a fully gated community. We
    702 Champion St.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Point Isabel Independent School District
    Point Isabel Independent School District in partnership with parents and the community, prepares skilled life-long learners to responsibly contribute to our global society.
    101 Port Road
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Padre Getaways
    Padre Getaways offers a high level of quality rental condominiums and offers a highly professional staff and prompt service ensuring the perfect vacation rental.
    700 Padre Blvd. Suite D-1
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
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