News Releases by Month

  • District launches new online interactive tool to educate residents on Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District launched a multi-media Story Map this week to better inform residents on the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Program (S2G) and its three projects in the cities of Freeport (Brazoria County), Port Arthur (Jefferson County), and Orange (Orange County).
  • Chief’s Report signed for Coastal Texas Study

    Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief's Report for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study (The Coastal Texas Study) on Sept. 16, 2021.
  • USACE and Velasco Drainage District co-hosting virtual public information session for the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management Project Sept 22-23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and our non-federal sponsor, the Velasco Drainage District, are co-hosting public information sessions Wednesday and Thursday, September 22-23, 2021 to provide an update on the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Project. The Freeport CSRM is a component of the larger Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay CSRM Project. Due to COVID-19, this public information session will be virtual.
  • Final Feasiblity Report & Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study Released

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) announce the release of the final version of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study. The Coastal Texas Study is a six-year, $20.63 million comprehensive study led by USACE in partnership with our non-federal cost-share sponsor, the TXGLO. The purpose of the study is to identify feasible projects that reduce risks to public health and the economy, restore critical ecosystems, and advance coastal resiliency.
  • Wallisville Accepting Hog Removal Applications

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office staff is now accepting applications for feral hog removal using trained dogs and trapping. The project will offer 50 dog hunting permits to individuals using trained dogs on a first-come-first-serve basis. A limited number of trapping permits will also be available throughout the year to those interested in trapping feral hogs on project lands.
  • Wallisville Lake Project improves waterfowl hunting process

    The Wallisville Lake Project, Waterfowl Management Program has made improvements to their hunting permit issuance process. Waterfowl hunting permits are now available on-demand via the Projects website.  The Wallisville Lake Project is part of the operations portfolio for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston Distirct. 
  • USACE stresses safe boating around dredging operations

    With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday around the corner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District has a public safety announcement for recreational boaters on the Galveston Harbor and Channel. In collaboration with Orion Marine Group—the contractor carrying out the dredging in the Galveston Harbor and Channel—USACE stressed increasing awareness of the dredge operations in the channel to local recreational boaters in anticipation of the upcoming long holiday weekend. According to statistics, boating accidents are one of the top five most common mishaps during the Fourth of July.
  • SWG accepting public comments on Metro Houston Regional Watershed Assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has published a Draft Metropolitan Houston Regional Watershed Assessment (MHRWA) and will accept public comment from June 10 to July 10  on the study findings, which summarize existing flood risk management activities and recommends actions to coordinate and improve effectiveness of FRM across agencies in the region.
  • Galveston District awards the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Jetty and Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging Contract

    GALVESTON, Texas - On April 17, 2021 the Galveston District awarded the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Jetty and Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging Contract with Beneficial Use Beach Placement at South Padre Island, Texas to Weeks Marine, Inc. for a total of $7,551,500.
  • USACE Cultural Investigations to Continue for Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project in Port Arthur, Freeport and Orange County

    GALVESTON, Texas – The Swift River Versar Joint Venture, under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Regional Planning and Environmental Center, began conducting field investigations on May 4, 2021, in the Port Arthur area. These investigations will begin on the western arm of the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7) levee near Taylors Bayou and will continue throughout the month of May, along the DD7 easement as well as on any properties in the Orange County and Freeport reaches for which additional rights-of-entry have been secured. It is anticipated that investigations in the Freeport area will begin in early to mid-June.