Delivering the mail worked a little bit differently back when Martha Sembera became La Salle’s postmaster in the 1940s.

Sembera knew all 98 residents in the small community in southwest Jackson County, and she was responsible for delivering their mail from the general store that she and her husband Charlie bought in 1946.

Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: mrosenberg@vicad.com or call 361-574-1264.

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