US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • 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.