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U.S. Postal Service changes in ETX

PALESTINE, August 2, 2013--Recent changes in the way mail is processed in East Texas has alarmed many citizens, but according to U.S. Postal Service Public Affairs Officer for the Dallas district, McKinney Boyd, additional changes may be yet to come.

According to Boyd, local post offices are awaiting the results of a bill, H.R. 2748: Postal Reform Act of 2013, which has been proposed by Rep. Darryl Issa (R). The Bill, if passed into law, would end door-to-door service, changing current door-to-door service customers to curbside service, with provisions made for senior and disabled individuals. The bill would also reduce mail delivery from 6-day service to 5-day service.

The change, if implemented, will be in addition to the many already experienced in East Texas, following the recent closing of the East Texas Mail Processing Center in Tyler.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Boyd about the proposed bill, and additional future changes which may affect mail delivery. Click below to hear interview.

 

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