Effective September 24, 2019, the N Houston Post Office will accept mail delivery.

All Marketing (Standard) Letters will be sent to the Southern Area STC (Surface Transfer Center) in Irving, Texas to be sorted and cross docked to the following seven facilities for processing and returned to Houston for final delivery:

  • Austin
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Oklahoma City
  • San Antonio
  • Shreveport

The USPS anticipates initial delays in standard service times of 2 business days on marketing mail. They indicated that once the system is fully operational, we should experience a delay of only 1-day.

The USPS indicated that they lost the majority of their sorting equipment when the roof collapsed and noted that the N Houston facility will not be fully operational for awhile. We will keep you abreast of the situation as it  unfolds.  For more details on the contingency plan, click here to see the USPS Houston Contingency Plan 2019



  1. Chan Wilson


    What if you mailed through a mail house during this time and reciepents still haven’t received what you mailed? Is there a way to verify?

    1. bebtexas Post author

      Dear Chan,
      Unless you tracked the mailing through the IMb (Intelligent Mail Barcode) prior to mailing, unfortunately there isn’t a way to check. A good practice is to “seed” your mailings. Every job we mail, we add our business address and one or two home addresses so that we know when and how the mail arrived – noting any damages, scraps etc.
      Also unfortunately, we are finding the mail delivery here in Houston, still very slow. The USPS says they are back on track but we have had several mailings move through the system at a snails pace. It may not be until the beginning of the year before they really have a handle on it.


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