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US Postal Service makes a big change

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Amarillo, Texas - Saturday deliveries from the US Postal Service will soon be a thing of the past.

The US Post Office has delivered mail over the weekend for the last 150 years, but the agency says it no longer has the money to provide the Saturday service.

The postmaster general announced today that as of August 5th, there will be no need to make a Saturday trip out to your mailbox.

This new schedule aims at saving the postal service about 2 billion dollars a year.

Research indicates nearly 7 in 10 Americans support the switch to five day delivery, but some residents in our area have mixed feelings.