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3/4/10

New Lubbock Animal Services Director has pending lawsuit against the City

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A follow up to a story NewsChannel 11 first brought you Wednesday night. The City of Lubbock has hired a new Animal Services Director.

Martha Ellerbrook is replacing Kevin Overstreet who was fired in November. Less than a year ago, Ellerbrook filed a retaliation lawsuit against the City of Lubbock and her trial is set for the fall.

The City Manager's Office says more than 100 people applied for the job and Martha Ellerbrook was offered the Animal Services Director position on February 23rd.

Ellerbrook filed the lawsuit against the city of Lubbock claiming she was the most qualified candidate and was not hired. Her husband, Terry Ellerbrook, filed a lawsuit against the City which was settled out of court in 2007 for $250,000.

Assistant City Manager Quincy White says Ellerbrook's pending lawsuit was not considered during the hiring process. Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin says the council does not make personnel decisions.

"Ms. Ellerbrook's suit from several years ago is still pending in court. That suit was filed basically saying she was best qualified and not hired for job back in 2007. In this case she applied for the job again and was deemed most capable to be hired and was hired," says Martin.

Mayor Martin says her hiring is not tied to a possible settlement. He says he hopes to see the new animal shelter completed in a timely fashion.

The City says Ellerbrook starts March 22nd as the new Animal Services Director for the City of Lubbock.

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