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  • 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.
  • April

    Fort Worth District Reflects on 70 Years of Service

    April 16, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District! Thanks for visiting our website. Enjoy reading a little about our history and take a look back into the origin and some of the defining moments of the district. #ThisIsFortWorth
  • Fort Worth District’s employee USACE Dam Safety Professional of the Year award

    Sarwenaj Ashraf, or Sarvi Ashraf as she is known in the Fort Worth District, has won the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Dam Safety Professional of the year award.
  • Joseph Houston Bennett: An American Hero and Lake Whitney Legacy

    An account of a meeting with Retired Maj. Joe Bennett, WWII fighter pilot, and employee at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District at Whitney Lake, retiring after 20 years in 1980.
  • March

    Shiners: Fish and Beverages by the Same Name

    Mention shiner in Texas and you may receive a different response depending on exactly who you are talking. Many will equate to a small town north of Victoria in South Texas or to a fairly famous beer with the same name but ask someone who fishes and they’ll tell you all about shiners being used for bait to catch that larger game fish. There is even a couple of shiners (the ones with scales) that are endangered.
  • All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds have begun an orderly shutdown

    All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds have begun an orderly shutdown. Individuals with paid reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Individuals should not attempt to contact Recreation.gov to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged. In addition, visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings have been closed and/or put on hold until further notice. USACE is maintaining access to our projects by keeping day use facilities and lake access areas open such as boat launches, picnic areas, fishing piers, and viewing areas, subject to change.
  • February

    Corps completes new medical center

    Corps completes new medical center, ushers in new era of health care for Fort Bliss military community
  • December

    USACE Fort Worth Partners with National Wild Turkey Federation for Disabled Youth Hunt

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to host the 2019 Wheelin’ Youth Hunt for five physically challenged youth hunters on federally-managed property at Lewisville Lake.
  • November

    Fort Worth District’s Military Programs – Supporting the Needs and Well-Being of the Military and their Families

    The Fort Worth District has one of the widest ‘footprints’ when it comes to Military projects. Those projects directly impact and support our Military members and their Families, and bring an added personal reward for all team members involved in them. The Fort Worth District’s Military Program is comprised of a dedicated and multi-disciplined team supporting 14 Army and Air Force installations and other Military customers throughout Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. The District manages a robust design and military construction (MILCON) and reimbursable program totaling $6.8 billion in active projects.
  • August

    Fort Worth District welcomes new commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed

    Col. Kenneth N. Reed assumed command from Col. Calvin C. Hudson II Friday in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Paul E. Owen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division.
  • Ecosystem restoration reverses 160 years of habitat decline in suburban Frisco, Texas

    Lynde Dodd, a research biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Environmental Laboratory, still recalls her summer hike three years ago. She walked drainages between subdivisions in Frisco, a booming suburb, conducting a pre-construction vegetation survey. The first settlers to the Peters Colony 160 years ago encountered bison and a vibrant prairie. It spread across rolling hills that overlook rich North Texas riparian bottomlands. This Blackland Prairie “once exploded with a riot of colorful wildflowers and grasses,” wrote Matt White, author of Prairie Time. “From flowers that bloom barely above the ground to others 10 feet or more in height, the variety of plant life that existed within just a few feet was remarkable.”
  • September

    Fort Hood's House Creek Bridge project reaches major milestone

    A major milestone was reached with the installation of 15 beams which make up the bulk of the bridge over Fort Hood’s House Creek on Sep. 8.
  • July

    Fort Worth District’s Morris Garners 2015 Small Business Annual Award

    The Small Business Program Manager of the Year award for 2015 was presented to Robert P. Morris Jr., Program Manager, Small Business and Deputy Chief, Program and Project Management Division, June 14, during the Fort Worth District Engineer Day Annual Awards Ceremony for his exceptional service. Morris was “surprised” at the recognition rarely awarded to non-Small Business Program Office members and said, “This is a team effort. While I meet with the company and small businesses, it’s up to the team in PPMD to actually get the job done.”
  • At 81 years-old Fort Worth’s Jimmy Baggett shares 60 years of service with USACE

    In 1942, along with his family, seven year-old Jimmy D. Baggett left his hometown, near Vernon, Texas with a population of about 50 to the City of Fort Worth that boasted a population of close to 200,000. “My dad changed from being a gas station attendant for the 50 people in our township during early 1942 in order to work at the Bomber plant (in Fort Worth) which has been through several name changes to now being known as Lockheed Martin,” said Baggett, who was born on January 11, 1935.