It's just another sign of how tense things are getting between Georgetown mayor Karen Tingle-Sames and challenger Everette Varney, who once held the position. Varney got an invitation in the mail from his rival to debate.
"She referred to it as a town meeting," Varney said.
A town meeting Varney has decided not to attend.
"In this one I said that I have other personal plans on that evening and I would not be available," he said.
Days later Varney saw an ad, telling voters to join the two on the steps of the courthouse. The mayor paid for that ad, and says the mention of Varney was just a second invitation.
"His name needed to be on there. Because whether he was there in body, he's gonna be there in spirit because you can't talk about the past, present and future without mentioning him. So he's gonna be there one way or the other," says Georgetown Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames.
The two candidates vying for the same seat have no plans to meet again.
"We have a desperate lady in a desperate situation who's trying desperately to regain recognition," said Varney of Tingle-Sames.