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Mansfield Magazine's November-December 2016 Issue - We’re 10 Years Old!

Nov 18, 2016 10:08PM ● Published 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! 


Mansfield Magazine Celebrates 10 Years of Mansfield - Nov 17 2016 0254PM

Mansfield Magazine Celebrates 10 Years of Mansfield

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 » 

Arlington Coach 5-0 Program Builds Bond Between Student Athletes and Police - Nov 17 2016 0507PM

Arlington Coach 5-0 Program Builds Bond Between Student Athletes and Police

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 »  

Getting Ready for the Season with a Holiday Spice List  More - Nov 17 2016 0604PM

Getting Ready for the Season with a Holiday Spice List & 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 »  

5 Tips for Charitable Giving - Nov 17 2016 0606PM

5 Tips for Charitable Giving

While many people may be thinking of pumpkins, apple picking and football in the fall, this time of year also marks the beginning of the holiday giving season. Read More » 

How to Help Your Children Weather the Storm of Holiday Stress - Nov 17 2016 0617PM

How to Help Your Children Weather the Storm of Holiday Stress

Here is some advice for helping your children enjoy their holiday season. Read More » 

Holiday Crafting Be Inspired by Tradition from Around the World - Nov 17 2016 0643PM

Holiday Crafting: Be Inspired by Tradition from Around the World

Four seasonal ideas that are sure to bring the holiday spirit to your home this season. Read More » 

Thorny Elaeagnus Dont Dismiss It Just Yet - Nov 17 2016 0652PM

Thorny Elaeagnus: Don’t Dismiss It Just Yet

The matter of planting an elaeagnus in the yard can be a thorny issue. Literally. Read More » 

Youll Have No Resistance to Caf Suzy Qs Omelets Crepes  More - Nov 17 2016 0715PM

You’ll Have No Resistance to Café Suzy Q's Omelets, Crepes & 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 » 

Newmans Castle

Christmas & Castles in the Small Town of Bellville, Texas

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 » 

   

Web Extras

10th Anniversary Stroll Down Memory Lane with Mansfield Magazine - Nov 17 2016 0807PM

10th Anniversary: Stroll Down Memory Lane with Mansfield Magazine

Stroll down memory lane with us and enjoy some of our photos from the past 10 years. Read More » 

 

5 Festive Holiday Dessert Recipes  - Nov 18 2016 0349PM

5 Festive Holiday Dessert Recipes

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means tasty desserts are everywhere! Join in the feasting with our 5 favorite holiday desserts this season, courtesy of AllRecipes.com. Read More » 


Cabaniss Elementary for their donation of 1465 food items to Wesley Mission Centers Food Pantry

8 Mansfield-Area Nonprofits That Could Use Your Help

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 » 

  

Holiday Planting Tips For Any Yard   - Nov 18 2016 0951PM

Holiday Planting Tips For Any Yard

Steve Huddleston, our resident gardener, has compiled a few extra tips for the yard while out this holiday season. Read More » 


Deputy Chief Jeff Petty Answers a Few More Questions About Coach 5-0 - Nov 18 2016 1001PM

Deputy Chief Jeff Petty Answers a Few More Questions About Coach 5-0

Deputy Chief Jeff Petty took the time to answer a few more questions that we had about the Coach 5-0 Program. Read More » 





Courtesy of KidsRelaxationcom

Keeping it Cool: 3 Tips to Helping Kids Relax this Holiday Season

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 » 

 

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