After a quarter-century as an understudy, Modesto Mundo was ready when the spotlights hit him two weeks ago.

The ink on the new Lake Jackson city manager’s business cards hadn’t even dried when an emergency water order was thrust at him by state regulators. Less than a month after he ascended to the job Sept. 1 with the retirement of his longtime mentor, Bill Yenne, he learned a rare brain-eating amoeba was in the city’s water system and the levels of disinfectant were too low to kill it.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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