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Dice Roll Picks New Webster City Council Member

Third roll the charm for Diana Newland

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    This is not Diana Newland ... and we aren't sure if anyone blew on the dice for good luck.

    A dice roll has landed a lucky candidate on a city council in the Houston area.

    Diana Newland on Tuesday defeated Edward Lapeyre for a place on the Webster City Council.

    Both ended up with 111 votes during a runoff election Saturday. Texas law allows for election ties to be decided using a coin flip or dice.

    The candidates had to roll three times before a decision was reached. Their first throws went off the table. The second rolls came up tied. Newland then rolled a five, while her opponent came up with a four.

    Webster is a city of about 10,000, located 20 miles southeast of Houston.