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Dice Roll Picks New Webster City Council Member

Third roll the charm for Diana Newland



    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.