Mansfield Magazine's November-December 2016 Issue - We’re 10 Years Old!Nov 18, 2016 10:08PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
2016 Cover of Mansfield Magazine
We’re 10 Years Old!
Mansfield Magazine is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. As they say, time flies when you’re having fun. We’ve had a lot of fun over the past decade, as well as experienced a little stress and even anxiety at times. But that’s part of any life and being in and around Mansfield for these past few years has been a great experience that I wouldn’t trade.
We thought the 10 year mark would be a good time to take a look back at where we’ve all been and cast a watchful eye as we head into the next decade. You’ll see a unique overview of these last few years in our Community Profile. We examine the city’s growth, changes and development through the eyes of various city officials, statistics and insight.
Elsewhere, we focus on the upcoming holiday season. It seems to come on faster and faster these days. You’ll find our annual gift guide in this issue. It’s a great way to identify that perfect gift for all the friends and family members on your holiday list.
How about a Christmas road trip? Load up the SUV and head down to Bellville where you’ll find small-town charm in a Christmas parade, tour of historic homes and even a visit from Santa himself. Side note: you won’t want to miss the medieval castle just outside of town. It’s not every day that you see one of these in central Texas. Discover more in Roadtrip.
If you have family or friends in town for the holidays, consider taking them out for breakfast at Café Suzy Q’s. It’s operated by the Delia family, who should be familiar to Mansfield residents, and it’s their latest culinary delight. You can’t beat the omelets and crepes here. Read more about it in Local Flavor.
If you’re looking for a feel-good story this holiday season, look no further than Your Neighbor in this issue. We talked to Arlington Police Department’s Deputy Chief Jeff Petty about the Coach 5-0 program. Numerous police officers are on our school’s sidelines and in locker rooms building relationships and mentoring teen athletes. It’s a great program.
We hope you enjoy this issue and, more importantly, this time of the season. Enjoy, take some time off, entertain family and friends and make the most of the holidays.
We’ll see you again next issue and for many more years to come.
Browse around for articles and information on everything you need to know about the local community and let us know what you’d like to see more of!
When we started Mansfield Magazine 10 years ago little did we know the kind of growth this community would experience in a single decade. Read More »
The Coach 5-0 Program connects officers with high school coaches to help reinforce the messages of perseverance, discipline and teamwork. Deputy Chief Jeff Petty gives us the inside scoop! Read More »
Holiday spice and everything nice for the 2016 holiday season! Learn about sweet-smelling goodness to fill your spice rack, as well as how to assemble the perfect Gingerbread House. Read More »
Here is some advice for helping your children enjoy their holiday season. Read More »
Four seasonal ideas that are sure to bring the holiday spirit to your home this season. Read More »
This past July saw the arrival of Café Suzy Q inside the longtime Mansfield staple of Ray’s Pharmacy. If you’re looking for a serious breakfast with a French twist, you're in luck. Read More »
Bellville boasts historic buildings and homes and, during the Christmas season, a unique celebration of lights, festivities and a visit from Kris Kringle. Read More »
Stroll down memory lane with us and enjoy some of our photos from the past 10 years. Read More »
There are so many fantastic nonprofits in the Mansfield area that could benefit from donations of any kind. We've highlighted 8 local nonprofits that need your help today. Read More »
Deputy Chief Jeff Petty took the time to answer a few more questions that we had about the Coach 5-0 Program. Read More »
It can be stressful this time of year, despite it also being filled with joy and love. Here are 3 tips for helping your child deal with holiday anxiety. Read More »