Texas RV Park Gets Power Restored

December 24, 2008 by   - () Leave a Comment

It’s been a 12 days of the Christmas season that residents of the Destination Apollo RV Resort in Galveston County, Texas, will not soon forget. Power was restored to the 69-site RV park Tuesday (Dec. 23), a dozen days since it was cut off for lack of payment by the park’s owner.
“At least we are going to have a warm Christmas with lights,” longtime park resident Rein Kovamees said. The retired engineer had been spending his days in local watering holes just to find someplace warm to hang out when temperatures dropped into the 30s three times while the power was out, according to The Daily News, Galveston County.
Even with the lights back on, just in time for Christmas, some of the RV park’s guests are considering a move.
“There are plenty of other trailer parks around here where the power is on all the time,” resident Catherine Shively said.
After two years as a resident of Destination Apollo, formerly known as Lazy Days RV Park, Shively and her husband have grown to love their little place in slot No. 67 at the back of the park.
“I have my garden with the fresh lettuce and tomatoes. I really like it here, but I’m not going to sit and wait for the water to be cut off,” she said.
While the electricity may be back on, as soon as next week water service to the park could be cut off as well. Park owner Jay Davis owes more than $18,000 to the city of Hitchcock for past due water bills.
The six months of water bills had actually been more than $23,000, but the city agreed to eliminate the late fees and fines in an effort to let the bill get caught up. If not, water service to the park is scheduled to be cut off Jan. 5.


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