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Interactive map of 200+ Texas post offices being considered for closure
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011, 03:02PM CST
By Jennifer Peebles
Capitol

More than 200 post offices across Texas are being considered for closure, including a handful in Houston, the U.S. Postal Service announced today.

The Postal Service, which is teetering on the edge of insolvency, is trying to cut costs by considering closing many postal facilities and other cutbacks, including cutting out Saturday mail delivery.

As the Houston Press noted today, the list of post offices on the chopping block is “hilariously labeled” -- wait for it -- “Expanded Access.”

Here’s a map we’ve made showing all the 222 Texas facilities on the list. Journalists and bloggers: Feel free to embed this map in your own website. Go to this link and hit the “share” button to generate the embed code.


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Contact Jennifer Peebles at 281-656-1681 or jennifer@texaswatchdog.org. Follow her on Twitter at @jpeebles or @texaswatchdog.

Photo: U.S. Post Office in Mineral Wells, Texas. Just to be clear, Mineral Wells' post office is NOT on the list slated for closure -- but it is a lovely old post office building, don't you think? Photo by flickr user mtsrs, used under a Creative Commons license. 

Comments
Dr. Robotnik
Thursday, 09/15/2011 - 03:36PM

"the list of post offices on the chopping block is “hilariously labeled” -- wait for it -- “Expanded Access.” "-Houston Press

Wait, wait... The government is doing one thing and calling it the opposite to make it sound better?! When did they start using those tactics? I'm so disillusioned!

Michelle S
Friday, 01/06/2012 - 03:50PM

Okay, I got a note in the mailbox today that says offices closing...what does that mean? My post office is closing? How do you get your mail?

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