East Texas poverty rates above state average

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 7:19pm

It is four minutes til closing time at Longview Community Ministries Monday and there is a line outside the door to the food pantry; each person waiting his turn to get a box of food basics.
Cody Rockey came to the nonprofit agency for the first time — he is representative of the 20 percent of the county’s population that federal officials say live in poverty.
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