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‘I sell hope and empowerment’: East Texas Lighthouse employee wins national award

‘I sell hope and empowerment’: East Texas Lighthouse employee wins national award

KETK/FOX51 Published: October 22, 2023Michael Garcia TYLER, Texas (KETK) – An employee of East Texas Lighthouse in Tyler recently won the 2023 Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award from the National Industries for the Blind (NIB). Craig Ellis, had a ...
East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind employee receives national award for his advocacy, work to help visually impaired people

East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind employee receives national award for his advocacy, work to help visually impaired people

CBS 19 Published: October 11, 2023Zak Wellerman Tyler, Texas  - An East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind employee has been named the winner of the National Industries for the Blind's Milton J Samuelson Career Achievement Award for his work in ...
East Texas Lighthouse hosts inaugural White Cane Day, spreading awareness of visual disabilities

East Texas Lighthouse hosts inaugural White Cane Day, spreading awareness of visual disabilities

Tyler Morning Telegraph Published: October 14, 2023Jennifer Scott Tyler, Texas  - The East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind hosted its inaugural East Texas White Cane Day on Friday morning at Bergfeld Park in Tyler. The event celebrates the achievements of ...
East Texas resident takes white cane training course while losing vision

East Texas resident takes white cane training course while losing vision

KLTV - Tyler Published: September 21, 2023 LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - If you were told you will permanently lose you sight, what would you do? Two East Texans who have accepted that loss tell us with the help of the ...
Special service dog changes UT Tyler student’s life for the better

Special service dog changes UT Tyler student’s life for the better

KLTV - Tyler Published: September 19, 2023 September is known as National Service Animal Month. This month is used to highlight and bring awareness to the extraordinary work service animals do. Emily Anderson is originally from the DFW area and ...
Blind KC man defies odds at Royals’ Labor Day game

Blind KC man defies odds at Royals’ Labor Day game

KCTV - Kansas City Published: September 4, 2023 A Kansas City man who was born blind defied the odds and was able to fulfill his dreams, throwing the first pitch at the Royals game on Labor Day. “I always thought ...
East Texas Lighthouse recognized for operational excellence by Grainger

East Texas Lighthouse recognized for operational excellence by Grainger

Tyler Morning Telegraph Published: August 17, 2023   East Texas Lighthouse was recognized with Grainger’s 2022 Partners in Performance Award. Grainger, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies, presents the award to a select group of suppliers for outstanding ...
99-year-old East Texas native learning to navigate life with new phone by her side

99-year-old East Texas native learning to navigate life with new phone by her side

KLTV Author: Andrea Valdez Published: July 6, 2023   TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - As people get older, many would think it is time to slow down and take it easy. However, with the help of new technology, it’s a new ...