PORT LAVACA — For the past four or five years, Mark Hernandez, 48, has spent almost every weekend on the pier at Indianola Fishing Marina.

“I guess you’d call it our church,” Hernandez said. “We come here, and we hang out and make new friends and talk to people all day.”

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Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Mary Ann Wenske

Great news. Thanks!

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