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Costs of stamps continues to rise

The price of stamps is set to increase the largest its been in 11 years, according to the United States Postal Service. Read more here.
The price of stamps is set to increase the largest its been in 11 years, according to the United States Postal Service. Stamps will increase from 46 cents to 49 cents, almost half-a-dollar.

We took to the post office to see what local residents had to say about the hike.

"Well, everything keeps going up, you know. I don't think anything is going down. Gas keeps going up and the price of everybody's time keeps going up. It ever goes down, we are in serious trouble," laughed Peter Anderberg.

Not only is the price of stamps increasing, but the price of bulk mail will increase 6 percent as well. For nonprofit organizations such as House of Faith, the impact will be huge.

"They send out monthly letters, monthly flyers, stuff like that. I would think that it's definetly going to affect their yearly budget for sure," said minister John Webber.

Native Jason Rowden is a regular at the post office. On a weekly basis, he estimated he is at the office 3 or 4 times a week. 

"I mean, you're going to have to pay whatever. Whatever the price goes up to, I just pay it," Rowden shrugged.

The San Angelo postmaster referred us to Robert Bolen from the Austin post office location. While he could not say much on the matter he did make it clear our priorities should be elsewhere.

"This is a national issue and doesn't affect us locally," Bolen said.

In an email from Bolen, the following statement is as follows:


"The Postal Service is disappointed in the Postal Regulatory Commission's split decision to limit the duration of a modest exigent rate increase. We are reviewing the decision in an attempt to determine the basis for the Commission's decision. We will provide additional comments later."


We will keep you updated on this story as it develops. The price increase is currently set to begin January 26th.
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