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Archive: April, 2014


USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Jody Rowe

GALVESTON, Texas (April 25, 2014) – When Grandmother Florence Hunt, a 30-year-career budget analyst with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District, was preparing to relocate to Germany to oversee the budget for deploying troops in Desert Storm in 1991, Jody Rowe was wrapping up law school at the University of Iowa. What neither of them knew was that nearly two decades later they would share more than familial ties; Rowe’s law degree would enable her to continue the family tradition of supporting military service by opening the door for a career with the Corps. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-14

USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for routine testing of dredged material

GALVESTON, Texas (April 23, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Anamar Environmental Consulting Inc. in the amount of $258,987.54 for environmental services to include collection and analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Corpus Christi Ship Channel and off-shore dredge material disposal site. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-14

Deputy district engineer earns Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer certification; named diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers

GALVESTON, Texas (April 18, 2014) – Dr. Edmond J. Russo Jr., P.E., D.CE, D.NE, deputy district engineer for Programs and Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, was named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) after earning the certification Tuesday. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-14

District awards $8.2 million contract to dredge Houston Ship Channel

GALVESTON, Texas (April 13, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $8,286,850 to RLB Contracting Inc., to perform maintenance dredging within the Houston Ship Channel, from Carpenters Bayou to Greens Bayou, as well as the deep-draft portion of Greens Bayou Channel. [Read More]
Published: Apr-13-14

USACE Galveston District awards $6.3 million contract to dredge GIWW

GALVESTON, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $6,318,000 to Goodloe Marine Inc., a women-owned, HubZone Small Business, to perform maintenance dredging within the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, between Turnstake Island and Live Oak Point, in Calhoun, Aransas and San Patricio counties, Texas. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-14

Students paint Colorado River Locks to send safety message

GALVESTON, Texas (April 11, 2014) –Bay City High School art students and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered to paint three-feet high murals at four locations along the Corps-operated Colorado River Locks, to combat water-related fatalities at Corps’ owned and operated facilities. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-14

USACE to complete $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project

MATAGORDA, Texas (April 7, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas – one of the largest restoration projects around the country. [Read More]
Published: Apr-07-14

Corps awards $34 million contract to decommission, dismantle nuclear reactor; Galveston selected as decommissioning site

GALVESTON, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District awarded a $34,663,325 contract to CB&I Federal Services LLC (CB&I) for the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the MH-1A nuclear reactor, which is installed on the STURGIS barge. The STURGIS will be relocated in September 2014 to Galveston, Texas, for decommissioning. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-14

$2.4 million dredging contract awarded for Brownsville Ship Channel

GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began a $2,455,000 maintenance dredging contract today to relieve channel draft restrictions in the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Ship Channel) navigation project. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-14

USACE Galveston District recognized with 6 Army communication awards

GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office was recognized with four awards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition and two from the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-14
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