Indianola Fishing Marina to reopen by this weekend

Indianola Fishing Marina to reopen by this weekend

INDIANOLA, Texas – Tropical Storm Beta doused the Texas coast this week with a deluge of rain and wind. 

Brenda Hanselka, the owner of the Indianola Fishing Marina, was worried water would get into the marina’s store before it was done being repaired after suffering damage from an electrical fire caused by Hurricane Hanna in July.

“Thank goodness it did not turn into a hurricane or was stronger but we mainly experienced storm surge,” Hanselka said.

The marina was in the middle of a fundraiser for repairs when the floodwaters from Beta arrived Saturday.

“Since we cut the Palooza short there were four trips that were never auctioned off, and so in the near future, there’s three fishing trips and a duck hunting trip that I’m going to be having on our Facebook Page, either as an auction or a raffle,” Hanselka said.

Bands that didn’t get to perform due to the event being cut short will be entertaining a coastal community ready for some fun after a week of stress.

The marina was built in the 1950s and remains as one of the few businesses in Indianola, which became a ghost town after a hurricane hit the community in 1886.

“It’s a symbol of the community down here,” Hanselka said. “Helping each other, giving each other assistance, we all love fishing and so this is where the action is.”

The marina will continue to operate, Hanselka said,  no matter what kind of storm comes their way.

The marina plans to reopen by the weekend.

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