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United States Postal Service extends hours for holidays

Posted: 8:31 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 21:31:32-05

The U.S. Postal Service will offer extended retail hours at many locations starting Saturday, December 8.

Postal facilities in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas are either opening early and/or extending their hours leading up to Christmas Day.  These designated offices will provide full retail services, including stamp sales and package acceptance.

Extended hours will begin on December 8 and run through December 22.

The following locations will have extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays where noted.

Corpus Christi Flour Bluff at 10139 Security Dr.
Open Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi Portairs at 4213 S. Port Ave.
Open Saturdays 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi Southside at 6742 Weber
Open Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi Lamar Park at 4801 Everhart Rd.
Open Sundays 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition, several Post Offices not listed already offer retail hours on Saturdays and after 5 p.m. Customers can check www.usps.com/FindLocations and/or call 1.800.ASK.USPS for hours at specific Post Offices.

2018 Christmas Shipping DeadlinesConsumers can also visit usps.com/holiday for more information and shipping options throughout the season.

For delivery in anticipation of Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following mailing and shipping deadlines in mind:

  • 11    – APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail & First Class Mail
  • 14    – USPS Retail Ground
  • 20    – Priority Mail & First Class Mail
  • 22    – Priority Mail Express

In time for the holidays, the Postal Service will offer real-time delivery notifications – meaning customers who sign up for alerts at myusps.com will receive notification within a few minutes of the delivery scan for select packages.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.