this feature we showcase various architectural elements of the post offices of
larger towns in Texas, abandoned or picturesque post offices in small towns, and
a cornucopia of eagles, columns, cornerstones, inscriptions, murals and perhaps
an interesting piece of mail.|
Many buildings are still in use while others
currently serve as museums, antique stores and even residences.
Post Offices - Images
Office Closings in Texas by Brewster Hudspeth 8-1-11
recent news of some 3,600 post office closing nationwide included a list of nearly
200 potential closings in Texas. It’s a cost-cutting measure...
Offices by Mike Cox|
With email and other forms of digital communication
virtually (pun intended) having killed old-fashioned first class mail, it’s time
to pay more attention to the history of all the hundreds if not thousands of post
offices Texas has had over the years. Many have been closed...
by Airmail by Mike Cox 2-23-12
With five cents in
postage and an additional 20 cents for special delivery, the envelope had left
the Panhandle shortly before 8 a.m. that day. The plane carrying it and airmail
landed in Kansas City, where postal workers transferred the bag holding the letter
to Bush to another plane. That aircraft reached the Windy City at 9:30 p.m. From
the airport, the letter and others went by truck to the north side post office.
When it arrived there, a carrier drove it to Bush’s residence for delivery only
15 hours and 30 minnutes after it left Amarillo. While that is snail-like compared
with email, it was incredibly fast for 1930, especially to the Bush brothers...
It's in the mail by Delbert Trew
How about some true mail tales from the
by Mike Cox
Not many people are still around who remember Fritch’s colorful
former postmaster, but a lot of people have laughed at the stories told by the
most famous son of Fritch -- comedian Ron White of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame...
AND CACTUS: February 14th, Valentine, Texas By Phil Lately
of Valentine, Texas, The Post Office, The Postmark, and How to get your Valentine
postmarked Valentine, Texas Rockets
Over The Rio or Waiting for Goddard By Phil Lately
The First International
Rocket Mail in the Western Hemisphere
Pithy Tale of Owney, the Post Office Pup by
Maggie Van Ostrand 8-20-11|
was a muttly terrier who rose from the ranks of the homeless to celebrity status
with his image on the newly issued U.S. Forever postage stamp. His life was that
of a courageous 19th-Century pioneer pup, fighting the odds, if not the Indians...
by Peary Perry
Texas Post Offices
wait to explore this newest addition to your site! As a Postmaster, I am especially
going to enjoy it. Wanted to clue you in on my own office. Even though the building
is only about 3 years old, it's facade is built to resemble the mercantile store
that sat on the site over 100 years ago. The town's residents gathered the money
to pay an architect to modify the standard format the Postal service was planning
for the location. Thus as Glen
Flora's Post office is the "oldest" new Post Office, Burton has the "newest"
old Post Office. Come see us! - Kathryn Cockroft Postmaster Burton TX 77835, July
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