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 Dylan Alvarado: Second ETX teen suicide in two weeks Lufkin dashcam chase of shoplifting suspect Pray for Camille Cajun Gravy volunteers serve those in need Search for missing Lufkin DJ First responder from New York got his first taste of Whataburger during Harvey help KYTX Breaking News 14-year-old Bullard student commits suicide Winona Restaurant Fire Lovebug season More Stories CBS19 FREE Kids nights at the East Texas State Fair! Sep 18, 2017, 4:50 p.m. ETX Fair provides boost to local economy Sep 25, 2017, 1:04 a.m. DONATE NOW: Rebuild Texas Fund for Harvey relief Sep 22, 2017, 9:24 a.m.