Kristi Nelson, NBCDFW.com
Despite controversy earlier in the year involving Miss San Antonio, the Miss Texas pageant is going underway this week in Arlington.
A runner-up who was briefly awarded the Miss San Antonio crown, then lost it in court, officially won't compete for Miss Texas.
The Miss Texas pageant said Wednesday that Ashley Dixon has resigned her title as Miss Bexar County, thus dropping out of the statewide competition July 1 in Arlington. A lawyer for San Antonio beauty pageant organizers had already told The Associated Press on Monday that Dixon had resigned.
Dixon was named Miss San Antonio after pageant organizers stripped Domonique Ramirez of the title over alllegations of bad behavior and weight gain.
Ramirez went to court and got her crown restored, however, and Dixon was subsequently named Miss Bexar County.
That made both eligible for Miss Texas -- whose winner competes for Miss America.
In its Wednesday statement, Miss Texas expressed disappointment over Dixon's resignation.