Close Celebrating 40 years of helping the blind The Lighthouse for the Blind is celebrating 40 years of helping the blind. Bret Vetter, KYTX 6:20 PM. CDT October 12, 2016 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST Speaking to current and former Lighthouse employees, 1st District U.S. House Representative Louie Gohmert thanked them for the progress they have made ard for helping the blind community find work. "They have shown what the American dream is. Not to get rich and be famous, but to have a job," Gohmert said. Horizon Industries, the largest employer of the blind in East Texas, says that through their partnership with the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, they will continue to grow. "Not just the Tyler area but the entire 40 counties in East Texas," Huffman said. Gohmert says job growth is a key issue on every American's mind heading into the Presidential election, including among the blind community. "People are empowered. Just because you are blind, doesn't mean you can't work," Gohmert said. © 2017 KYTX-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS A vigil for Brandy Mosley Missing woman in Palestine RAW VIDEO: Shooting inside Greenville car dealership caught on cell phone video Tyler Walmart gas mix-up leaves customers with pricey repairs Cell phone video captures deadly shootout in Nissan dealership 2 injured in oil tank explosion Roller Rink Restored CBS19 Investigates: Fatal crash sparks concerns on FM 279 Woman ticketed for bird egg bashing More calls for charges after Denny's beating More Stories Dez Bryant hosting hometown barbecue in Lufkin Thursday Jul 20, 2017, 8:53 a.m. LIVE | O.J. Simpson parole hearing Jan 25, 2017, 10:25 a.m. Surprise! Mickey spills beans to kids they're being adopted Jul 18, 2017, 8:32 p.m.