USPS ‘temporarily’ suspends some retail, delivery operations in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – United States Postal Service officials announced on Wednesday that some retail and delivery operations in the Rio Grande District service area that includes San Antonio has been “temporarily” suspended . The delivery suspension affects the following three-digit ZIP Codes in the district: 733, 765, 766, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 789, 797, and 798. According to officials, all of the listed zip codes are experiencing “inclement conditions and intermittent power outages.”The delivery suspension does not affect any processing facilities. Stay InformedAs always, Your Weather Authority team will keep you updated. You can get the very latest forecast anytime by bookmarking our weather page and downloading the KSAT Weather Authority App - available for both Apple and Android devices.
West Side neighbors show appreciation for mailman as he retires
SAN ANTONIO – You’ve heard the United States Postal worker motto — that couriers will deliver through rain, snow, sleet or heat. One San Antonio mailman has been doing just that, but with a smile on his face for 30 years. For 28 years Marcos Perez has been delivering to the West Side Collins Garden neighborhood. He’s more than a mailman — he has become a daily sign of hope — delivering mail with a smile and a positive attitude. “Marcos is just one mail man that touches everyones heart,” said Cruz Martinez, one of Perez’s residents on his route.
Snail mail? What we found when we mailed 100 letters in San Antonio
So, we tested the Postal Service, stuffing, stamping and mailing 100 letter-sized envelopes to a centrally-located post office box that we rented. We fanned out across Bexar County, dropping our letters in home mailboxes, cluster boxes, USPS blue boxes and post office mail slots. It took three more mail delivery days to receive the bulk of our letters — 74 of them came on day six. Those measures include extra deliveries, Sunday deliveries and running collected ballots to the Boards of Elections on Election Day. Postal Service:
Majority of Bexar County voters support making voting easier, more accessible, poll finds
A majority of Bexar County voters would support changes to state law that make it easier to register to vote in Texas, according to the results of a new Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report poll. Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll)Two-thirds of voters, 66%, were also in support of online voter registration in Texas while 31% were not. Bexar County voters were more split when asked if they supported automatically sending all voters a ballot to vote by mail. (Voting by mail -- Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll)Half of the voters polled said “risky” was not a good way to describe voting by mail. (Partisan voting by mail -- Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll)The Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll has a margin of error of 4%.
FAQ: How to make sure your mail-in ballot is counted in 2020
But mail-in voting has a different procedure that voters should be aware of before sending off their ballot. Here’s what you need to know about mail-in voting:The deadline to request your mail-in ballot is Oct. 23. Filling out the ballotBe sure to follow the instructions that are included with the mail-in ballot. When voters receive their ballot, they are supposed to mark the ballot and place it in the envelope marked “ballot envelope,” according to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. Tracking your ballotFor the first time, the elections department has created a mail ballot tracker to give voters additional assurance that their ballot was received and counted.
Former USPS leader from Texas says Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is destroying the confidence of the postal service
Postal Service trucks at an Austin office. Postal Service said Tuesday that while she applauds Postmaster General Louis DeJoys latest commitment to delay proposed changes to mail services, she is still worried about the impact on mail-in voting this November. In 2009, she guided the postal service through the Great Recession as the board's chair. The USPS board of governors is comparable to a board of directors of a publicly held corporation, according to the USPS website. Presidential-appointed governors serve terms of seven years and only as many as five governors may be members of one political party.
On this 50th anniversary for the USPS, mail a letter to a friend
Fifty years ago, the former Post Office Department changed over and became the United States Postal Service. Postal Service, as we know it now, has only been around since 1970? Energized by the Civil Rights Movement, postal workers in New York went on strike, and the movement eventually swelled across the country. Previously, letters were taken to a Post Office, where employees would note the postage due (or paid) in the upper right corner. Postal Service stands financially, perhaps we do have to consider, what if the mail goes away someday?
Free USPS program will alert you when your stimulus check is coming
Postal Service offers a free service that can help. If you get a picture of an IRS envelope, you know it is likely your stimulus check. If their Informed Delivery notification shows you only received junk mail, there’s no need to go out and pick it up. Once you sign up, the USPS says it typically takes about three business days to start receiving those notification emails. Not every address is eligible for Informed Delivery.