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LOCALS LOVE US: Marble Falls mail carrier loves delivering joy, meeting people


MARBLE FALLS — What makes a mail carrier a Locals Love Us winner for two consecutive years?“I’m somebody who’s proud of what they do,” Marble Falls postal worker Sal Castro said. “You get to see people smile, you get to meet new people. That’s what I enjoy most about my job.”

Much like last year, Castro was surprised to be chosen, particularly because of the crew he works with, he said.

“Anybody in this office could have won it,” Castro said. “It’s just my lucky day.”

He has the same route, which is in south Marble Falls. That has helped him develop friendships with the people he serves.

“Sometimes, we bring people joy,” the carrier said. “And, sometimes, we bring people sadness.”

Castro has been working for the post office for 23 years. And, he doesn’t tire of the work.

“They’re going to have to drag me out kicking and screaming,” he said with grin. “I’m just honored people took time out of their busy day to sign (the ballots) and send it in.”