Archive: March, 2016
  • District issues special public notice to address flood recovery and repair activities

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 31, 2016) ¬– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District issued a special public notice in response to severe flooding and other storm-related damages that occurred in communities along the Texas coast to provide guidance and a summary of exemptions and permits, which may be required for the protection and repair of existing flood damaged structures, damaged land areas and damaged fills.
  • 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.
  • Addicks and Barker Construction Project updates: Hike and bike trail closures

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 15, 2016) ¬– The first impacts to the hike and bike trail system associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Construction Project will begin April 1, 2016 with the temporary closure of the hike and bike trail located on the downstream side of the dam at the water control structure, until work is complete in the spring of 2019. The temporary closure will also include the gravel maintenance road atop of Addicks Dam.
  • 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.