Service Given By Doubek Has Built Business
The business story of O. J. Doubek is one that might almost be
labeled “Local boy makes good.” Since he first came to Matagorda
County in 1892 Mr. Doubek has been in business of one kind or
another which has kept him in contact with the public and has given
him a wide variety of experience which has enabled him to built one
of the largest and most efficient businesses of its kind in the
entire South Texas district.
When he first came to this county Mr. Doubek started in business in
Hawkinsville where he operated a general merchandise store for eight
years. He came to Bay City in 1900 and entered the grain business
but remained in that line but a few months until he joined with V.
L. LeTulle and Henry Rugeley in organizing the LeTulle Mercantile
Company in 1901. He remained a member of this firm until 1907 when
he, with Frank Hawkins, E. J. Kilbride and V. H. Doubek formed
Doubek and Hawkins, Inc. a hardware and implement concern with which
he remained until 1915 when he withdrew and moved to Houston where
he entered the oil business.
Mr. Doubek, during his years in the oil game established a wide
circle of acquaintances and friends as well as securing varied and
valuable experience. Returning to Bay City in 1928 he took over the
Texaco Service Station which at that time was small and doing a
correspondingly small volume of business.
With his past experience and knowledge gained in his previous
business ventures, Mr. Doubek has built his station up to a point
where he leads the entire Southern District of his company in sales
and service, passing many older and more established stations to
head the list of hundreds of stations in this district.
His years of business service to the people of this county have
given him not only a wide circle of friends but has also taught him
what they want in the way of service. It is this service which he
gives them and in the giving he has made still more friends. The
result being that his business has grown steadily and rapidly and is
still growing. Quality products coupled with his own particular
brand of service and courtesy have proven their efficacy.
Nearly all of his staff of employees have been with him since the
time he took over the station and they are all trained in their
particular line of work and follow out Mr. Doubek’s ideas of service
and courtesy at all times.
This staff consists of Eugene Luna, assistant manager, Ewel Head,
night manager, Richard Mallard, front man; Mrs. Eunice Rutherford
cashier and bookkeeper; and Ned Austin, Marcos Robbins and Eddie
A stop at Mr. Doubek’s up-to-date and modern Texaco Service Station
where they feature the Texaco Certified Lubrication, but also render
every kind of service necessary for the proper care of the
automobile will convince anyone not already acquainted with Mr.
Doubek and his station that he really renders service par excellence
and offers quality products.
Matagorda County Tribune, Century of Progress Edition, August
This photo and ad appeared in the Palacios Beacon on October
19, 1939 along with an article based on the article above.