• December

    Corps of Engineers work to mitigate flood risk for Wharton, Texas

    Project managers and engineers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division's Fort Worth
  • Team Polk focused on supporting the Warfighter with its construction efforts

    Leesville, Louisiana is a small, rustic town engulfed by a variety of pine and oak trees. This quiet
  • August

    Whitney Lake Staff Rescues Stranded Fishermen in Brazos River

    Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District at Whitney Lake rescued two fishermen who had been stranded below the Whitney Dam in the Brazos River during a planned water release from the dam.
  • Fort Worth District Hosts Rep. Burgess for Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Update

    U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Representative serving Texas' 26th Congressional District, and staff, met with Col. Jon Stover, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, and staff, at Lewisville Lake Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Chief of Engineers Visits Fort Hood

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers top general observed the status of ongoing barracks renovations at Fort Hood, Texas, during a July 15 site visit and tour of the central Texas installation.
  • June

    Out with the Old, in with the New

    On the morning of March 2, 2022, a prescribed burn was initiated at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) in an effort to create, restore, and revitalize prairies below the Lewisville Dam. This fire was assumed to be controlled prior to noon, but due to weather condition changes, that fire escaped its intended area.
  • April

    Fort Worth District Park Rangers Come Together for Recognition, Training

    Park Rangers, lake managers and operations staff from the Fort Worth District came together in person and virtually at the Hidden Valley Sports Complex Community Resource & Recreation Center to recognize the year’s outstanding Park Rangers as well as teach the rookies and refresh the veterans on proper responses and procedures for a variety of situations they are faced with in their day to day.
  • December

    Lewisville Lake Disabled Youth Hunt Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

    Since 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District staff at Lewisville Lake have conducted special hunts on the federally-managed land around the lake. What started as a hunt for injured servicemembers has evolved into what is now known as “Wheelin’ Jake’s You Hunt” for disabled children.
  • October

    DCA Hosts 4th Annual DAM FINE Car Show at Canyon Lake

    Hundreds of participants, spectators, vendors and volunteers assembled in Canyon Lake’s North Park Campground to show off their rides and talk with and meet other car enthusiasts. From a blue 1957 Chevy to a brand new blue 2021 Toyota GR Supra, and Cajun food to Texas Barbecue, the event had something to offer for everyone.
  • September

    U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Wrangle Gators at Dam B during the Pineywoods Service Association’s Annual Veteran’s Alligator Hunt

    The Pineywoods Service Association (PWSA), with cooperation from Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District’s Town Bluff Project staff, hosted their Annual Veteran Alligator Hunt at Walnut Ridge Unit, Martin Dies Jr. State Park on B. A. Steinhagen Lake, affectionately known as “Dam B,” Sept. 9-12.
  • August

    Corps of Engineers and Friends of Lake O' the Pines Sign Cooperating Association Agreement

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Lake O’ the Pines staff reached a milestone with the Friends of Lake O’ the Pines Association August 5, 2021, with the signing of the long-awaited Cooperating Association Agreement.
  • July

    Fort Worth District Contracting Chief Wins 2021 Excellence in Contracting Award

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Deputy Contracting Chief, Contracting Division, Gerard Henry was recently announced as the winner of the 2021 Excellence in Contracting Awards - Manager of the Year Award.
  • June

    Army Research Engineers Test DamBot at Fort Worth District Lake

    BELTON, Texas - In an effort to prevent personnel exposure to high-risk environments and dangerous but necessary maintenance tasks, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is currently developing an autonomous robotic system known as DamBot. As part of this pilot program, ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory’s Robotic Assessment of Dams (DamBot) team traveled to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Temple, Texas recently to test the capabilities of DamBot.
  • March

    Fort Worth District Teammate and TX Air National Guard Member: Mandy Waters - getting the job done with excellence wherever she serves

    For Mandy Waters, being an administrative officer with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has turned out to be a dream come true… So much so, she longed to return to her team in the Real Estate Division while she was deployed as part of the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) to Qatar. Yes, not only does she manage the administrative responsibilities for one of the largest divisions in the district with over 150 personnel, the admin officer/Tech Sgt. recently returned from a six-month deployment to Al Udeid Air Base where she was part of the command support staff for the 379th Expeditionary Mission Support Group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.
  • Army Corps of Engineers and Texas Parks and Wildlife Team Up to Conserve Aquatic Resources

    In an effort to preserve the natural resources at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Bardwell Lake, USACE partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to relocate aquatic wildlife as part of the lake’s emergency spillway dewater and maintenance.
  • February

    An old Dallas icon sacrifices itself to make way for Flood Risk Management Projects in the Dallas Floodway

    The modification of the abandoned AT&SF Railroad Bridge was identified as a potential measure due to its impact to the Standard Project Flood water surface profile, its location at the downstream end of the Dallas Floodway Project, and the fact that the bridge is no longer needed for rail traffic.
  • December

    Fort Worth District partners with Texas Emergency Management for Flood Risk Management

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District hosted members of Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) at the Lewisville Lake Dam Dec. 9, 2020 to discuss risk management activities associated with the Lewisville Dam Safety Modification, as well as the planning and partnerships of related activities now and in the future.
  • November

    C.A.S.T. for Kids Enriches Lives Through Fishing at Waco Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Waco Lake Staff hosted children and their families and caretakers for the Haley’s Heroes C.A.S.T. for Kids event Saturday Nov. 14, 2020 at Airport Beach Park.
  • September

    Park Ranger Leads Charge to Conserve Natural Resources at Lewisville Lake

    As part of an ongoing effort, Lewisville Lake Park Rangers are leading the Lewisville Lake Fisheries Restoration Project with the assistance of the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) - Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division, Boy Scouts of America, Department of Energy Oak Ridge for Science and Education, and the Marcus High School Bass Club.
  • June

    Safety Around Venomous Snakes Of Texas

    According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife there are 15 dangerous species or subspecies of snakes in Texas. Here are some of the more common venomous snakes and how to stay safe in your home and in nature.