Hurricane Junction has been re-opened by Jim Hooper. Hooper is 54 and was born in Somerville, NJ. His family moved to Houston when Hooper was young, he was raised there and graduated from Memorial High School. Hooper has been coming to POC since 1974. In his first year in POC he fished the Poco Bueno fishing tournament.
In January of 2008, a friend of his told him that she had the perfect project for him in Port O’Connor, he came down from Houston and took one look at the “old” Hurrican Junction that had been closed down for 8 years and said “I’m in”. He closed on the Hurrican in April 2008. He did a complete remodel and opened for business on July 17th 2008, the week of the Poco Bueno Tournament. He serves beer, burgers, pizza, to go orders, and specials. He has a steak night for part of the year and serves crawfish when they are in season. Hooper is hosting the Sadie Hawkins Tournament in June and the Redfish Rodeo Reunion Party in August.
The original construction on the Hurricane Junction began in 1961 before Hurricane Carla, the building was originally not on pilings and suffered damage from Hurricane Carla. After repairs the Hurricane was re-opened for business in late 1961, some of the old timers say that Hurricane Junction has burned to the ground twice. Another fire in the early 80’s scorched the insides and you can still see the remnants of that fire by the burns on the rafters.
On the remodel of the Hurricane, Hooper kept the original bar top and about half of the flooring. Hooper cut the old pool table in half and made it into two domino tables. Knowing that the building would be called “The Hurricane” with whatever name he put on it, he kept the original name of the bar for historical sake.
Hooper sells Hurricane Junction t-shirts, caps, visors, and koozies. The Hurricane Junction is available for parties and tournaments. 21 and older after 6pm.
Hurricane Junction http://www.hjpoc.com/
1502 West Maple Street (361) 983 4249
POC, Texas 77982