SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — The only thing separating two city council candidates near San Antonio is a coin flip.
Jeannette "Jet" Crabb and Ben Amador were both running for city council in Seguin. They finished tied after a Dec. 18 runoff, 141-141. So city Mayor Don Keil decided the race Thursday by flipping a coin.
Crabb and Amador each received slips of paper — one that said "heads," one with "tails." Then Keil threw a silver dollar in the air. It landed on the table as tails. Crabb won.
She was immediately sworn in to begin a four-year term.
The Texas Election Code allows ties to be settled by a "casting of lots."
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A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.