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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 freelancers Jeff 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 then read the story.


Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.