The USPS is launching a feasibility study of ways to cut costs and save money in the national postal system.  Closing or reducing services at mail processing facilities is one proposal on the table, and the Lufkin Mail Processing Center is one that could be closed or affected.

Several changes have been proposed, which, if implemented, would eliminate as many as 26 jobs at the Lufkin facility.

USPS will hold a public hearing in Lufkin next week to get local thoughts and reactions to the proposed changes. Officials say the public's input will be considered before a final decision is made.

The public meeting on the proposed changes will be held:

6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Lufkin City Hall  - 300 East Shepherd

City Council Chambers, 1st floor

Here's the text of a USPS news release with full details of the services that would be changed.