The Denton City Council approved the hiring of Lubbock City Attorney Anita Burgess Tuesday evening. NewsChannel 11 broke the story last week when Burgess verbally resigned her position.
She made it official Tuesday. "The (Denton) City Council is very excited about Ms. Burgess becoming our next city attorney. She has extensive municipal law experience, is a proven leader and is very well respected in her field," Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs said.
Burgess begins her new job in October.The Lubbock City Council meets Wednesday to presumably accept Burgess' official resignation.