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  • August

    Protecting the Texas Coast

    The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study is currently the largest civil works feasibility study in USACE and in the United States with plans of coastal protection spanning across 76 miles of Texas coastline. The plan calls for coastal storm resiliency measures to include surge gates, vertical lift gates, ring barrier, height extension of the seawall as well as beach and dune measures. Over the course of the study, over 600 storms were modeled and analyzed by a state-of-the art Coastal Storm Modeling Suite.
  • September

    USACE Galveston District partners to offer hunting opportunity to combat veterans

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Sept. 19, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Chambers County Sherriff's Department and Lone Star Warriors Outdoors are combining resources to offer combat injured veterans the opportunity to participate in an organized feral hogs and alligator hunt Sept. 26-28, 2016, at the Wallisville Lake Project.
  • October

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Robert Thompson

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2015) – Survey Party Chief Robert Thompson splits his work day between the shore and sea, planning, conducting and coordinating land and hydrographic surveys to determine the condition of major navigation channels and placement areas the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District maintains.
  • July

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Rhonda Brown

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Sifting through artifacts dating back to the Roman era, discovered while excavating a roadway for a $200 million Army housing project in Wiesbaden, Germany, is the most interesting job assignment Rhonda Brown has overseen during her 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • June

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Suhail Idriss

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Nearly three decades have passed since Suhail Idriss began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as a structural engineer. Co-workers have come and gone and technology continues to rapidly change but in the midst of all of these transformations, one thing remains the same - his devotion to civil service.
  • August

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Tom Brauer

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – A quick look at the diverse engineering projects headed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was all it took to convince a young engineering graduate wanting to make his mark in the profession that this is where he needed to be. However, the career path for Department of the Army (DA) Civil Engineer Intern Tom Brauer, who entered the Corps 18 months ago through the DA Intern Program, wasn’t always this clear.
  • March

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Louis Esqueda

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2014) –Whether working in southern Afghanistan or South Texas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District’s Construction Control Representative Louis Esqueda’s responsibilities remain the same – to review plans and monitor work methods to ensure safety activities for contract compliance.
  • January

    Spotlight on District's Tina Ybarra

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2014) – For nearly three decades Visual Information Specialist Tina Ybarra has reported to work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to provide audio visual support, photography, videography and records archiving services to staff.
  • December

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Christopher Frabotta

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2013) – Making a living managing the removal and placement of dirt wasn’t a job offered during any career fair Christopher Frabotta, chief of Navigation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, attended while earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida, but it’s one he actively sought out when he learned he could make a lasting positive impact on the nation.
  • October

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Lavonne Collins

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2013) – Behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regulatory Branch Legal Instruments Examiner Lavonne Collins’ long job title lies an even longer list of responsibilities – most of which directly impact the preservation of Texas wetlands and assist in keeping the state’s waterways open for navigation.
  • July

    USACE Galveston District spotlight on regulatory supervisor

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 1, 2013) – Managing operations in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regulatory Branch of the Corpus Christi Regulatory Field Office isn’t always easy. With wetland issues to be resolved, jurisdictional determinations to be made and violation claims regarding both the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act to be reviewed and investigated, even Supervisor Lloyd Mullins, a 12-year veteran, says though he has his share of difficult days there is no other place he’d rather be working.
  • June

    USACE Galveston District spotlight on Toskin Sekoni

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 1, 2013) – A simple nudge from her caring father in the early stages of her high school studies was all it took to steer Nigerian native Tosin Sekoni, a regulatory specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, into a life-long career in science.
  • May

    USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Kenneth Pablo

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 1, 2013) – When Kenneth Pablo decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology to learn how to manage the flow of materials, oversee the transformation into finished goods and coordinate the delivery to the final buyer, he never dreamt he would be able to apply these skills to projects of national significance and play a part in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission of providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
  • April

    USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Simon DeSoto

    MATAGORDA, Texas (March 21, 2013) – At the age of 18, Colorado River Lockmaster Simon DeSoto fell in love. Though she was two years his senior, he knew this relationship would last a lifetime and remained committed to providing her with the attention she deserved to fulfill her unique demands, maintain her integrity and ensure her wellbeing. Though the laundry list of "to dos" was great, he knew she (the Colorado River Locks - completed in 1954), was more than worthy of his labor of love.
  • March

    USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Sharon Tirpak

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) – Managing federally-funded civil works projects through feasibility studies and construction requires leadership – a skill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak hones while guiding multidisciplinary teams through complex projects that energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
  • September

    What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs?

    Q. What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs? A. In response to devastating floods that occurred in Houston in 1929 and 1935, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began construction of Addicks and Barker Dams in what was then undeveloped areas in far west Harris and east Fort Bend counties to prevent the loss of life and property and provide flood damage reduction along Buffalo Bayou downstream of the reservoirs and through the center of the City of Houston. Construction of the Addicks and Barker structures were completed in 1948 and 1945 respectively.
  • June

    Spotlight on Sarah Xie-DeSoto (June 2012)

    Leaving the fast-paced world of international business behind to start a new life with her groom, Structural Engineer Sarah Xie-DeSoto packed her bags in 1998 and made the 7,000-mile journey from Sichuan, China, to Texas to embark on an adventure that would incorporate structure in her life in a way she hadn’t imagined.
  • Corps' partnership with Trinity River Authority saves time, money

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 18, 2012) – With a rich history of water management, the Trinity River Authority is known for providing services to more than 60 cities in the Trinity River basin and for supplying approximately 60 percent of the water for the City of Houston. But what you might not be aware of is that the TRA partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in 1977 to issue permits at the Lake Livingston Project, saving permit applicants a substantial amount of time and taxpayers thousands of dollars each year.
  • Wallisville Lake Project offers visitors outdoor fun, relaxation

    Leave the City of Houston behind with its tall buildings, stadiums and busy streets and drive east
  • May

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Mark Garza

    Spending time outdoors and learning about nature has always been a hobby for Mark Garza, a biologist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Environmental Section.