After canvassing of the votes on Monday for the special election to replace two vacant seats in the Alice City Council, Councilmen Robert Molina and Ron Burke were sworn in.

Mayor Jolene Vanover described the 22-minute meeting as a "historic day." 

Judge Michael Garcia administered the oath of office at the city council chambers with a full room that extended to the hallway.

Place 4 Molina beat out his opponent with 881 total votes, taking the position over Mauricio Garza, who had 397 votes.

Burke received 766 votes over his opposition Elida Garza with 375 votes and Tony Sexton with 127 votes.

The Special Election was a result of a November recall election for two councilwomen, Elida Garza and Yolanda Sosa Moran. 

The new council elected Councilman Pete Crisp as Mayor Pro-Tem.

The next council meeting is set for Feb. 6.