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Archive: May, 2013


USACE Galveston District’s dam safety mission highlighted on National Dam Safety Awareness Day

GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will join the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day. [Read More]
Published: May-31-13

USACE Galveston District proposes changes to GIWW permit setback policy; seeks public input

GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input on proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to specifically address the oversight of construction of structures and /or fill permits along the GIWW to increase safety and preserve the ability to maintain the waterway. [Read More]
Published: May-30-13

USACE Galveston District begins jetty repair work at South Padre Island, Texas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began work on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel with scheduled completion in 2014. [Read More]
Published: May-28-13

USACE Galveston District stresses water safety awareness in anticipation of busy Memorial Day holiday; flexes lock operations for recreational boaters

GALVESTON, Texas (May 22, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day holiday along the Texas coast by stressing water safety awareness to all those who will enjoy outdoor activities this extended weekend. [Read More]
Published: May-22-13

USACE Galveston District awards $3.6 million contract to dredge Freeport Harbor channel

GALVESTON, Texas (May 17, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,600,200 to Mike Hooks Inc., for maintenance dredging of the Freeport inside channel and turning basins in Brazoria County, Texas. [Read More]
Published: May-17-13

USACE Galveston District wins 2013 Hermes Creative Gold Award

GALVESTON, Texas (May 7, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized with a Gold Award from the 2013 Hermes Creative Awards competition for its Corps Cares: Congressional Report. [Read More]
Published: May-07-13

USACE Galveston District awards $8.9 million contract to dredge Houston Ship Channel

GALVESTON, Texas (May 6, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc., in the amount of $8,927,250 for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. [Read More]
Published: May-06-13

USACE Galveston District completes $39.9 million U.S. Border Patrol Station in Kingsville, Texas

GALVESTON, Texas (May 3, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed the $39.9 million design-build U.S. Border Patrol Station project in Kingsville, Texas, and will celebrate this milestone with the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector during a grand opening ceremony May 8, 2013. [Read More]
Published: May-03-13

USACE Galveston District’s public affairs team earns communication award

GALVESTON, Texas (May 2, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Sandra Arnold, APR+M, chief of the Public Affairs Office, and Deputy Public Affairs Chief Isidro Reyna, APR, were recognized with a first place USACE 2012 Locke L. Mouton Award for excellence in the category of Command Information. The award honors public affairs practitioners for superior achievement and promotes outstanding efforts in public affairs activities. [Read More]
Published: May-02-13

Irigoyen named “Communicator of the Year” for STEM Program efforts

GALVESTON, Texas (May 1, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Eduardo Irigoyen, construction manager in the USACE Galveston District, was recognized as the USACE Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Year. The award recognizes a member of the USACE outside of the public affairs career field for his/her outstanding contributions in communicating the USACE missions and programs. [Read More]
Published: May-01-13
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