Advertising specialist in Texas dies at 79

The Advertising Specialist in Texas has died, according to a spokesman for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Brett Smith, 56, was born in San Antonio, Texas, but moved to Texas as a teenager to attend college, according a statement from the state licensing agency.

Smith was a licensed commercial advertising consultant in San Marcos, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Texas Association of Commercial Advertising Companies says he had worked with several Texas companies, including Kixi and the Texas Association for Commercial Advertising, as well as the Austin and Dallas advertising industries.