Two community mailboxes serving more than 30 homeowners disappeared last week from the Crossing Garden Homes neighborhood in Southeast Austin. Residents like Ellen Sweets couldn’t get their mail. Nor could they get a straight answer about who would replace the mailboxes and when. Sweets was concerned because she was waiting for a check to pay bills.
The mystery was finally solved Wednesday, as U.S. Postal Service crews installed three new, sturdier boxes.
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The problem: Missing mailboxes had homeowners baffled about getting mail.
Who’s responsible: Suntha Lucas, manager of the Southeast Station Post Office on Burleson Road.
What they’re saying: U.S. Postal Service spokesman Sam Bolen said the mailboxes were knocked down by a driver and removed. New, sturdier mailboxes were installed on Wednesday.