News Releases by Month

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for security guard booth replacement

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 9, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to First Liner Technologies Inc., in the amount of $79,554 for replacement of the existing security guard booth at the district’s headquarters building.
  • USACE Galveston District’s Simon DeSoto earns recognition for water safety PSAs

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 5, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster, earned second and third place awards for his radio water safety public service announcements during the 17th International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San Antonio, Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District adjusts operations at Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River Locks

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will adjust operations at the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates beginning today to limit gate swings from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour for recreational vessels only. Commercial vessels, emergency access and law enforcement will not be affected by these operational changes.
  • April Pools Day: USACE Galveston, Safe Kids Greater Houston launch summer water safety campaign in partnership with Telemundo

    HOUSTON (April 1, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, together with Safe Kids Greater Houston, kicked off the summer 2013 water safety season and announced a newly-formed partnership with Spanish-language media outlet Telemundo at its 8th annual April Pools Day media event at the Houston Swim Club April 1.
  • USACE Galveston District Public Affairs Office earns 2 Ware Awards

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 19, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office earned two Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards, placing first in the community relations individual achievement category and second in the community relations program category of the 2012 Army-wide journalism competition program.
  • What is the district’s role in maintaining the GIWW?

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 6, 2013) - What is the district’s role in maintaining the GIWW?Q. What is the GIWW? A. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is a 1,300-mile-long, manmade canal that runs along the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Texas’ southernmost tip at Brownsville to St. Marks, Fla., linking all of the Gulf Coast ports and enabling the state to handle more than 50 percent of the waterway's traffic. The Texas portion extends for approximately 423 miles from Sabine River to Port Isabel, Texas, and serves as a critical link between the deep draft and shallow draft ports while providing an interstate link for commodities transported in and out of the state.
  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair along Texas coast

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast.
  • USACE Galveston District awards three task order contracts for geotechnical services at dredging placement area sites

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 28, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded the following three task order contracts in the combined amount of $300,666.78 to Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC to investigate soil conditions for future levee construction at dredged material placement sites along the Texas coast.
  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair at GIWW

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 26, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $70,047 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Brazos River Floodgates along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Freeport, Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District hosts LSU students

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 22, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regional Environmental Specialist Janelle Stokes couldn’t have been more pleased when she learned she would be presenting an overview of the district’s beneficial use program to a group of visiting Louisiana State University students who are just as interested in dirt as she is, and on their way to becoming the next leaders in the field of landscape architecture.