Speaker at CS Council Meeting Dies

The man whose collapse prompted the early end to Thursday night's city council meeting has died.

Dean Carlton had been speaking on an agenda item late in the meeting when he collapsed. He was taken to St. Joseph, where tests showed he had had a brain aneurism. Doctors operated on Carlton, but were unable to save his life. He died around 2:40 a.m. Friday.

College Station Mayor Ron Silvia offer the city's deepest condolences, and said the city will honor Carlton at their next council meeting.

According to his wife, Mary Ellen, Carlton was a Texas A&M graduate who went on to practice law in Dallas. When he retired, Carlton and his wife retired to College Station, where he was able to attend Aggie sporting events. His wife called A&M sports his biggest hobby.

Funeral services are still being determined. Dean Carlton was two weeks away from his 78th birthday.

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