Tag: USACE Galveston District
  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.2 million for GIWW beneficial use

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 11, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $2,268,400 contract to Midwest Construction Company for construction of a 3,000 feet extension of a rock breakwater at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Beneficial Use Site B near Austwell, Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District finalizes SNWW permit setback procedures

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 8, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff finalized a standard operating procedure (SOP) for evaluating permit applications along the Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) yesterday.
  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Byron Williams

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 31, 2016) - Many of us are lucky to find one career field for which we feel a passion. However, USACE Galveston District nominee for Project Manager of the Year Byron Williams, PMP, has been fortunate enough to find two. The first, engineering, was a love that began at his father’s knee.
  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Nelida Vazquez-Figueroa

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2016) ¬– Nelida Vazquez-Figueroa displayed a knack for numbers from an early age and after completing an introductory accounting course at the Advanced Computer & Electronic College, during her senior year in high school, she knew she would put her talent for numbers to work in the financial field. Now a program analyst for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Galveston District, she oversees various financial aspects of the Regulatory Division – a department best known for evaluating permit applications for construction activities that occur in America’s waters and wetlands.
  • President's FY17 Budget for USACE Civil Works released

    Galveston, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will receive new feasibility funding for the Houston Ship Channel and Coastal Texas studies; continued funding for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Brazos River Flood Gates and Colorado River Locks as well as the Matagorda Ship Channel widening and deepening; construction funding for Addicks and Barker dams in Houston, and continued Operation and Maintenance funding for the Texas waterways in the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget for the Corps’ Civil Works program.
  • USACE Galveston District to host Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from environmental to flood risk management, dredging the Texas coast and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during a Stakeholder Partnering Forum, March 3, at the district’s headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.6 million contract for placement area dewatering

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a small business contract in the amount of $1,684,300 to Shoreline Foundation Inc., for dewatering of Dredged Material Placement Area 14 in Chambers County, Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Hans Miller

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division announced USACE Galveston District Construction Control Representative Hans Miller as the recipient of the division’s 2015 Hard Hat of the Year Award, he was the only surprised person in the room. Believing it would take years to achieve this professional recognition, he underestimated the measurable impacts he made during the two years he was assigned to oversee projects along the Texas coast.
  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Paulino Hernandez Sandoval

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2016) – Growing up in Mexico, Paulino Hernandez Sandoval spent his days working in the vineyards to pay for night school. While picking grapes and thinking about what he planned to do with his future, he often paused to notice the busy engineers working on a nearby dam construction project. Interested in what they were doing, he would devote his breaks to talking with the engineers and learning about the field. By the end of the summer he surmised that if they could do it, so could he and thus began his journey to becoming an engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.
  • USACE Galveston District donates $15,638 to CFC

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, consisting of approximately 300 employees, donated $15,638 to support the annual Combined Federal Campaign. This year’s district campaign, “Be a Change Maker!” ran from Nov. 5 to Dec. 18, 2015.

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