Member's Page

Rep.Middleton, Mayes

member image

Representative Mayes Middleton files bill to put Pelican Island to work for our economy and our community  print page

by: Rep. Middleton, Mayes

AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 4th, 2019– Recently, Representative Mayes Middleton filed legislation to help ensure unused deep water port land on Pelican Island is put into productive use.
Middleton said in a statement: “The power of government should not be used to stifle free enterprise. We must ensure that all Pelican Island’s deep-water port space is put to work for the People of Galveston and the People of Texas.” Representative Middleton has filed House Bill 1776 requiring the development or sale of over 1,200 acres of unused land on Pelican Island to any for-profit entity.

Representative Middleton continued, “Pelican Island has incredible potential for the Galveston economy, but we can never realize that potential as long as a large portion of Pelican Island sits idle and undeveloped. This legislation will help grow our economy by putting this land back to work.”

Mayes Middleton, along with his wife, Macy, and three sons, Connor, Christian, and Matthew, live in Wallisville, Texas. Mayes is a 7th generation Chambers County resident and Texan. Mayes is President of Middleton Oil Company, an independent oil and gas company that operates wells in South Texas and along the Gulf Coast, and is engaged in joint exploration ventures. In addition to his work in the oil and gas industry, Mayes also runs his ranching, cattle, and farming operations. He and his wife support numerous local community organizations and faith-based charities.

Contact Info


Capitol Address:
District Address:

Room E1.410

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0502

(512) 936-4260 Fax

Galveston District office:

2101 Mechanic Street

Suite 245

Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 621-5060

Wallisville District office:

Physical address:

20136 B I-10

Wallisville, TX 77597

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 15

Wallisville, TX 77597

(409) 389-2203