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More Than a Post Office

The United States Postal Service is bleeding money. It lost more than $5 billion over the last year alone.  

So, USPS is closing 3,700 post offices. More than 200 of them are in Texas. But for many small communities, it's a serious blow, because the post office is a lot more than just a place to send and receive mail.  

KUT freelancersJeff Heimsath and Lucia Duncan traveled to East Texas to report on the impact of post office closures in rural towns. Check out their video above and thenread the story.


Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.