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Your post office may close

Look out.

The Postal Service may register a loss of nearly $7 billion this fiscal year in spite of a 2-cent increase in the price of stamps in May, cuts in staff and removal of collection boxes.

Post officials sent a list of nearly 700 potential candidates for closing or consolidation to the independent Postal Regulatory Commission for review. More may be added.

In the Houston area, officials are targeting four locations: Addicks Barker, 16830 Barker Springs; Genoa, 10935 Almeda Genoa; Westchase Finance, 3836 S Gessner and Nassau Bay, 18214 Upper Bay.

“Of the four, it looks like only one will go on for further study,” said Dionne Montague, a USPS spokeswoman in Houston.
She declined to say which one is most likely to be closed.

No mention of the locations that are reportedly for sale, including the downtown post office on Franklin, and the ones on West Gray at Dunlavy and Timmons near Alabama. I’m not sure if that’s a separate effort, or if the idea has been shelved, or if there just wasn’t anything to say about them.

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