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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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    SaltWalker Sportfishing and Bait LLC
    Private offshore fishing trips. 5 hours to overnight excursions.
    33256 State Park Rd 100
    South Padre Island, Texas 78597
    SPI Chamber of Commerce
    610 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sea Ranch Restaurant
    1 Padre Blvd. at Sea Ranch Marina, SPI
    South Padre Island, TX 78578
    Sea Ranch Marina
    Sea Ranch Marina offers two of the most exciting boating locations on the Gulf Coast. With the first one being located just on the tip of South Padre Island, Sea Ranch I provides the boater instant ac
    33256 State Park Road 100
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Convention & Visitors Bureau The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPICVB), a division of the City of South Padre Island, is the official destination marketing organization for the Is
    7355 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Surf Motel
    Surf Motel and Boomerang Billy’s Beach Bar Located ON the beach! The Surf Motel is your perfect choice. We have several room options. Enjoy relaxing on the beach or play beach volley ball, take it easy by our pool. Hang out at the Island's favorite beach bar Boomerang Billy's and enjoy live weekend music in the evenings. Good food and Cold Beverages. Everything you need is right here!
    2612 Gulf Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    1723 W. Hwy 100, Unit #1
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Seascape Condo Owners' Association
    Gulf side Seascape Condos are family friendly with 2-bedrooms, 2-bath, fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryers. Less than 2 minutes walking distance to the Gulf and most eating establishments.
    117 E. Verna Jean Dr.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Art Space
    South Padre Island Art Space is a vibrant creative learning place where every level of artistic expression is thoughtfully explored. Our goal is to enrich our community by actively promoting the arts
    1817 Padre Blvd. #1
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    South Padre Island Adventure Park LLC
    State Park Road 100
    5 Miles North of City Limits
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sierra Title Company of Cameron, Willacy and Kenedy Counties
    The Sierra Group of Independent Title Agents is an independent association consisting of six separate companies operating in 2 states, 6 counties, 9 cities and 18 offices. Each company has its own individual history and background, each contributing to the development of the Sierra Group. These six companies are run by independent Title Agents and include: Sierra Title of Hidalgo County, Inc. Sierra Title Company of Cameron, Willacy, and Kenedy Counties Sierra Title of El Paso Sierra Title of New Mexico, Inc. Great Western Abstract & Title Company Our examiners research property records to make sure your purchases are free and clear of any liens and judgements that would affect the title.
    3311 Padre Blvd. Suite E
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Seabreeze I Condominiums
    Oceanfront Condominium Rentals
    4300 Gulf Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sisters Interiors
    2901 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Southern Wave Sailing Charters
    Southern Wave Catamaran Charters is located on South Padre Island. Spacious 48 foot sailing catamaran was custom built for our Sunset Dinner Cruises, Snorkeling Lunch cruises, private Charters.
    205 W. Palm Street
    At LongBoard Bar and Grill
    South Padre Island, TX 78595
    SPI Economic Development Corp.
    Locating your business and home on South Padre Island will greatly improve your quality of life!
    6801 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Wahoo Classic, Inc.
    211 W. Swordfish
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Remodel Managers
    110 Padre Blvd., #521
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Ship Shape
    5212 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Rentals, LLC
    2600 Padre Blvd., Ste. R
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sea Vista Homeowner's Association
    MAKE YOUR STAY FANTASTIC Luxury living spaces for your next SPI adventure!
    110 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Leather
    We seek to make fine leather goods that say something about the owners that carry them, which is why all of our products are handmade in the USA, with only the finest leather. Shop our selection of le
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Skipjack Properties LLC
    Property Development
    211 W Swordfish
    South Padre Island, Texas 78597
    Seaside Art Studio
    33256 State Park Rd. 100, Suite 102
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    S.O.S. Services
    2216 Padre Blvd., Suite B
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sunset On The Bay Condominiums
    5101 Laguna Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    South Padre KOA
    Located on a slim finger of land surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay, the South Padre Island KOA naturally offers all kind of water adventures. Enjoy deep-sea or bay fishing, boating
    1 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Surge Mobile Physical Therapy
    413 E. Railroad Ave. Suite A
    Port Isabel, Texas 78578
    Surf's Up
    5600 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Community Foundation, Inc.
    Call for Appointment
    Shallow Sport Boats
    Nothing gets you closer to the fish than a Shallow Sport...

    All of our designs will get you in and out of the shallow water where large game fish ambush bait....

    41146 Schafer Rd.
    Los Fresnos, TX 78566
    Shepard Walton King Insurance Group
    Customized Insurance Solutions for Optimal Protection Seeking insurance coverage can be confusing. When it comes to selecting the right policy to protect what’s important to you, our Harlingen insura
    1906-B East Tyler Ave.
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    Senor Donkey
    Great Mexican and Seafood at great prices.

    Visit Senor Donkey today!!!
    4215 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Shweiki Media
    4954 Space Center Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78218
    Seabreeze Beach Resort
    Seabreeze Beach Front Condominiums redefines the concept of a carefree Island lifestyle that can accommodate, *family, *friends, *romantic weekend getaways *winter Texan guests.
    5400 Gulf Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SpawGlass Contractors, Inc.
    Founded in 1953, SpawGlass is a Texas-based general contractor, construction manager, design/builder and civil contractor providing our clients with the absolute best construction experience.
    3008 W Spur 54
    Harlingen, TX 78552
    South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary
    Visit us on South Padre Island, walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour and explore the nature center
    6801 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    310-A Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Stronghold Security
    Call for Appointment
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    Shepard Insurance Agency
    5801 N. 10th St., Ste 600
    McAllen, TX 78502
    South Padre Resort Rentals
    South Padre Resort Rentals, Inc. has provided vacation rentals at Sunchase IV on South Padre Island for 20 years. Tennis Courts Heated Pool Children's Pool Exercise Room Direct Beach Access
    1004 Padre Blvd., Ste. A-2
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sunrise Mall
    2370 N. Expressway 77, Suite 1446
    Brownsville, TX 78526
    South Padre Island Board of Realtors
    2111 Padre Blvd., Suite 5
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Scheduling and Information Services, Inc.
    Industrial and Commercial Project Management, Planning, Scheduling, and Project Controls assistance to Owners, Contractors and Sub-contractors.
    2216 Padre Blvd. #37
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sonny's Beach Service
    310 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Today, the SUBWAY® brand is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 37,000 locations around the world. We?ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals th
    2100 Padre Blvd., Suite #5
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Suites at Sunchase
    Reserve your next stay on South Padre Island TX today!

    Suites at Sunchase awaits you..........
    1004 Padre Boulevard
    South Padre Island, Texas 78597
    South Padre Beach Houses and Condos Inc.
    South Padre Beach Houses and Condos, Inc offers South Padre Island vacation rentals that fit everyones budget and group.
    3800 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SandDollar Realty
    When you need a professional South Padre Island Realtor, SandDollar is your premier resource for all Real Estate information & services in the area.
    500 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    South Padre Island Golf Club
    Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. The South Padre Island Golf Club will challenge you while providing a relaxing
    1 Golf House Rd.
    Off FM 510
    Laguna Vista, TX 78578
    Strong AC and Refrigeration, LLC
    Strong AC and Refrigeration, LLC services your commercial or residential Air Conditioning Needs on South Padre Island, in Port Isabel, and in Laguna Vista, TX. We offer Repairs and new installatio
    Call for appointment
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Sea Turtle, Inc.
    6617 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Shark Innovative Technologies
    Shark is a unique disinfecting service that eliminates illness causing bacteria that creates odors, mold & mildew without the use of harsh chemicals and fragrances. We offer a one time OR a monthly
    132 E. Carolyn Dr.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Super 8 Motel
    4205 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SPI Realty
    1 Golf House Road
    Laguna Vista, TX 78578
    Sherwin Williams
    For more than 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and paintin
    1750 State Highway 100, Suite C
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    SPI Designs
    SPI Designs is the Islands only specialty printing and engraving business. We do screen printing, embroidery and laser engraving. We can screen print or embroidery any item, and any size order; from
    2812 Padre Blvd., #A
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island
    Water Damage Restoration,Fire Damage Restoration.Mold Remediation, Biohazard Cleaning, Duct Cleaning
    1575 Military Hwy
    Suite 208
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    Sunchase Beachfront Condominiums
    1010 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Stewart Title
    2111 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Saint Andrew's by the Sea Episcopal Church
    Welcome to St. Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, a friendly community of faith to the young, old, and to the young at heart, a warm and caring church serving both our local community and also our
    1022 N. Yturria St.
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    South Padre Island Farmers' Market
    8605 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    5712 Padre Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
    Suntide III - Condo Rentals
    Suntide III is a 118 unit condominium hotel located on beautiful, sunny South Padre Island, Texas. This beautiful facility has every possible amenity to insure that your vacation is a complete success
    3000 Gulf Blvd.
    South Padre Island, TX 78597
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