Making Hitchcock High School sophomore Grant Thiem’s fortitude to step into the frenzy of a football game and his ability to accurately to kick a ball through the 10-foot tall, 23-foot-4 wide goal posts noteworthy and impressive is the fact he is legally blind because of a genetic disorder called Stargardt disease, which drastically impairs vision.

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Galveston County leaders say organizations supporting veterans are being unfairly affected by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's pandemic order that keeps bars closed.

The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 in Galveston County has decreased by 45 percent over the past two weeks.


Although only 25 percent of the county's population, Hispanic residents accounted for 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths, according to official health data.

To date, 140 people in Galveston County have died after being diagnosed with the virus, according to the health district.

The health district also announced more than 400 COVID-19 recoveries Tuesday.