Eight N. Texas Post Offices Face Closure

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011  |  Updated 10:33 AM CDT
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Eight N. Texas Post Offices Face Closure

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About 200 post offices in Texas are being evaluated for closure.

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Eight post offices in North Texas are on the chopping block, including three in Fort Worth, three in Dallas, one in Mesquite and one in Arlington.

Falling revenue and a shift in demand accounted for an $8 billion loss by the post office in 2010. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said he wants to make the Postal Service of the future leaner and more competitive -- to do that means getting smaller and more efficient.

Part of Donahoe's plan is to create more Village Post Offices, or storefronts that offer popular postal products and services such as stamps and flat-rate packaging.  The village offices would be operated by local businesses such as pharmacies and grocery stores.

The location at the Federal Building in downtown Fort Worth is one of more than 200 post offices across Texas that may be closed, and one of 3,700 nationwide being evaluated by the Postal Service. The other two in Fort Worth include the one on East Rosedale and one in the Stockyards.

In Dallas, the post offices on Keist, North Haskell and Simpson Stuart Road are under review. The Park Row location in east Arlington and the Hickory Tree Road office in Mesquite round out the list.

Texas appared to have more offices on the cut list than any other state, with most being in rural areas. 

Just because the locations are under review doesn't mean they will close for sure. If your local post office is under review,  you have 60 days to file comments about why that particular office should remain open.

NBC 5's Kim Fischer contributed to this report.

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