A long-time promoter and proponent of East Texas tourism has passed away. Howard Rosser, the executive director of the East Texas Tourism Association, passed away Thursday at the age of 79.
Rosser is best remembered for his organization and promotion of the hugely popular Highway 80 Garage Sale, which is held every October. The event runs from Louisiana to Texas over a 700 mile stretch of Highway 80. Funeral services for Rosser are pending.