East Texas poverty rates above state average

East Texas poverty rates above state average

POSTED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:53am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 2:29pm

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.

Rockey rode the bus to get to the food pantry. Down and out at age 24, he admits, he's seen some tough times lately.

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Sure there is more poverty in East Texas and the state has more than the other states as well. The answer is in what our Republican Governor and state government are so proud of and brafgg about. LOWER WAGES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN TEXAS THAN ANY OTHER STATE BECAUSE WE ARE A RIGHT TO WORK STATE.


Obese people should not be allowed to get food from the food bank.

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