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Coin Flip Decides Texas City Council Race

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    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."