Levee Plan Moves To Next Step

The complete plans for the entire Texas Gulf Coast protection system has been approved by the general commander and chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The next step is to send it to Congress for funding. Galveston Corps Commander Colonel Tim Vail called the system “one of the...
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Dam facelift | Tuttle Creek Dam repairs involve replacing 100-foot section of rock overlay

Tuttle Creek Dam is getting a facelift after flooding two years ago damaged the rock overlay along the north bank. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews are trucking in limestone chunks weighing a ton or more from the Bayer Construction quarry near Zeandale to fill in a 100-foot section of the overlay where 2019 flood waters degraded the north embankment.
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Port Commission discusses port expansion project

The Port Commission met for a work session and regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15, canceling the scheduled Open House session that was planned for Thursday. Present were commissioners Derek McLarty, Scot Henderson, Shane Smithhisler, Gay Sheffield and Charlie Lean, who led the meeting in the absence of port commission chair Jim West Jr.
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Texarkana Gazette

SPORTSMAN'S GUIDE | Challenged Outdoorsmen have 20-year history, plan to host November hunt

Challenged Outdoorsmen of America's Texarkana presence has helped those with disabilities have hunting experiences for about 20 years. "It began with two or three men wanting to have a disability hunt about 2001. They got people together and the Corps of Engineers down here at Redwater," said Inez Jackson, the group's treasurer. "The guys who were handicapped already said it was just hard for them to get back in the woods again. They said, 'let's start something.' They started working with the Corps and roads were built. We have trailers, which are specially built to take wheelchairs," she said.
Coastal Observer

Town objects to fee claim in lawsuits over beach easements

The cost of challenging the condemnation of easements on three oceanfront lots was more than $180,000, according to the owner who represented himself and two neighbors in a year-long legal battle with the town of Pawleys Island. The town says the cost is too high, since the owners didn’t get...

IMPD Officers Fatally Shoot Woman On City's Near North Side

Officers shot and killed a woman on Indianapolis' near north side Friday afternoon, police say. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Genae Cook, at about 1:30 p.m. officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the 3800 block of Martin Luther King St. for an infraction. The vehicle was a Honda Pilot which was being driven by a white woman.

Man Kills His 14 Year Old Brother For Money Ritual In Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State has detained one lsmail Saliu, 25, for allegedly conspiring with a herbalist and another to kill his 14-year-old brother, Azeez Saliu, for a money ritual. The event occurred at Kosubosu, in the state’s Baruten local government area, according to...

“Each time I remember what the lady did to me, I feel embarrassed” – Corps member assaulted by female soldier in Calabar speaks (video)

The female corps member who was assaulted by a female soldier in a video serving rounds online has spoken about the incident. In the viral video the army officer could be seen pouring an unknown substance on the Corps member identified as Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelia, and struck her head with the bowl at intervals.

Fact Check: Did NYSC tell Corps members to prepare for ransom when kidnapped?

The National Youth Service Corps high command has stirred controversy over its advice to corp members to prepare to pay ransom if they were kidnapped in crime-prone states. It, however, initially denied ever writing or saying so. The NYSC emphatically stated that the clause quoted is not embedded in its...

Man slaughters his 14-year-old brother for money ritual in Kwara

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one lsmail Saliu, 25, for allegedly conniving with a herbalist and one other, to slaughter his 14-year-old brother, Azeez Saliu, for money ritual. Spokesperson of the NSCDC in Kwara, Babawale Afolabi, who disclosed this in...

Marines Reluctantly Let a Sikh Officer Wear a Turban on Duty

Almost every morning for five years, First Lt. Sukhbir Toor has pulled on the uniform of the United States Marine Corps. On Thursday, he also got to put on the turban of a faithful Sikh. It was a first for the Marine Corps, which almost never allows deviations from its...