I was listening to a baseball game Saturday when my phone chimed. "I'm sure you've already seen this and won't find any of it surprising," a friend had texted. There was a link to the Dallas Morning News, and a headline with the name "Jim Dent."
As The Woodlands prepares to turn 40, its wastewater system is beginning to show signs of old age, from collapsing sewer lines to equipment failures and rain-induced sewage overflows. Now local leaders are preparing to spend $40 million over the next five years to upgrade the system, a significant boost over spending in recent years.