If you haven't heard by now, this development is of critical importance to the future of many small towns and communities throughout Texas. It could very well result in the creation of more ghost towns in the future.
The United States Postal Service is scheduled to closing or consolidating various post offices and mail processing facilities nationwide starting on May 15 this year. The USPS has experienced a loss of mail volume due to the rise of the World Wide Web and financial shortfalls resulting from unfavorable legislation crafted on Capitol Hill. In fact, the USPS announced a loss of $5.1 billion during the 2001 fiscal year. Faced with these developments, the USPS has little choice but to close down some of its post offices in order to save money.
Larger cities with multiple post offices stand a better chance of withstanding the blow, but what if your town of 600 has only one post office? And what if your town's post office is on the chopping block?
Here is a list provided by the USPS of the Texas post offices facing possible closure. Please study it carefully to see if your town's facility is on the list.
More details as they become available.