POSTED: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:49pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:24am
PALM VALLEY, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — After some Palm Valley residents complained about their mail never getting to them, the mayor is letting people know that the issue has been resolved.
Palm Valley is located right outside the Harlingen Country Club.
Residents of Palm Valley say their mail either never came, or did come with a statement saying the Palm Valley zip code was not valid and belongs to the city of Harlingen.
Mayor Cutney spoke with the postmaster about the problem. The postmaster said that Palm Valley's 78552 zip code is an acceptable mailing address.
"Basically, as a matter of civil pride, a lot of the people say, I live in Palm Valley, I'm proud of Palm Valley, and I want to use it on my mail," said Palm Valley mayor John Cutney. "Can I do it? And we've assured them that could do exactly that."
Palm Valley's proximity to Harlingen is the reason the mail was not initially being delivered to the right places.