EDINBURG, Texas – Jaime Longoria, executive director of Hidalgo County Community Service Agency, is part of the county’s Prosperity Task Force. 

The task force was set up by Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez to tackle his county’s high rate of poverty. 

The task force met recently at Hidalgo County Commissioners Court. 

In his remarks at the meeting, Longoria said the COVID-19 pandemic showed that different sectors, such as healthcare, education, and local government could work together.

Here are the audio remarks of Longoria at that meeting:


Editor’s Note: The above audio story is part of a series about the Hidalgo County Prosperity Task Force. In our next edition we will hear the analysis of Hidalgo County Community Service Agency executive director Omar I. Rodriguez, director of grants and governmental relations for the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. 

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