Archive: May, 2014
  • USACE Galveston District’s dam safety mission highlighted on National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day.
  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Mario Beddingfield

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2014) – When Mario Beddingfield’s sixth grade science teacher asked him if he had ever thought about becoming an engineer, he replied that he wasn’t interested in learning how to drive a train. Luckily for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, curiosity got the better of him and he quickly became captivated with engineering after researching the subject.
  • District stresses water safety; flexes lock operations for recreational boaters

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 23, 2014) – 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. The arrival of the Memorial Day holiday weekend will bring an increased level of outdoor activities throughout Texas, especially with outdoor recreation involving water activities at public beaches, in swimming pools, while boating and engaging in other aquatic-related activities.
  • USACE Galveston District’s projects receive WRRDA authorization

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 16, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District received authorization for construction for the deepening of the Freeport Ship Channel to 55 feet, deepening of the Sabine Neches Waterway to 48 feet and will reauthorize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for widening and deepening to 52 feet following the U.S. Senate-House joint conference committee’s agreement on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) yesterday.
  • USACE Galveston District welcomes new deputy commander

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 13, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District welcomed its new deputy commander Lt. Col. Jared B. Erickson, P.E., today. Outgoing deputy Lt. Col. Marty Maldonado was selected to assume a joint assignment with NATO in Germany.