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Mansfield Magazine's March-April 2017 Issue - Celebrate Spring Green

Mar 24, 2017 08:11PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Spring Cleaning
 
The color of green returned early this year as our mild winter quickly gave way to a warm spring. My trees were budding and it was far too early to be mowing the grass. Nevertheless, I can’t complain about spring in Texas. All these changes also provided us with another opportunity to put together an issue of Mansfield Magazine with some great seasonal ideas for you and your family.
 
Check out our HomeStyle section in this issue for some great ideas for updating your home without breaking the bank. There are some great quick and affordable ideas that will give a real pizzazz of update to your home. You won’t want to miss the fun do-it-yourself bathroom update section.
 
Spring is synonymous with green. So Carol Ritchie took an interesting approach to foods and recipes that evoke the color of spring. She covers ground from pistachios to fresh greens – and lots in between. With St. Patrick’s Day just passed, check out her Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes & Cabbage) recipe. It’s all in Cookin’ with Carol.
 
What else says springtime like the arrival of baseball season? Well, I got to chat with former major leaguer - and Texas Ranger - Ellis Valentine. He played a decade in the Big League and is living in Grand Prairie today. Now retired, he’s also doing some great philanthropic work that he told me all about in this issue’s Your Neighbor feature.
 
Of course a big part of spring for many of us is getting outdoors and working in the yard a little. Steve Huddleston combined spring yard work with St. Patrick’s Day to offer up a nice mix of native Irish plants that you can give a try right here in the soil of North Texas. See it in Lawn & Garden.
 
For this issue I also got to visit with husband and wife team Kevin and Asama “Sam” Jones who are operating a thriving restaurant in Arlington called Thai Texas. It’s featured in this issue’s Local Flavor. And our Roadtrip this time is a cute little getaway near San Angelo that is part Hill Country and part West Texas. Find out all about Christoval in this issue.
 
Everything else you expect is here. But for now, head outside, enjoy the weather and engage in your favorite springtime activities. Because before we know it the summer sun will be bringing the heat.
 
Kerry Pipes, Editor

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!


Mansfields New Cultural Arts Director Has a Passion to Spread the Arts - Mar 24 2017 1251PM

Mansfield’s New Cultural Arts Director Has a Passion to Spread the Arts

Just last March the city initiated the Mansfield Commission for the Arts with an eye towards developing cultural tourism as well as building a more thriving creative community. Read More » 

 

Cookin with Carol Reveals the Meaning of Green - Mar 24 2017 0112PM

Cookin' with Carol Reveals the Meaning of Green

Spring is a Great Time to Enjoy Shades of Green in Many Foods and Recipes. Read More » 

 

Money Management for a Brighter Family  Financial Future - Mar 27 2017 0700AM

Money Management for a Brighter Family & Financial Future

Research suggests that Millennials’ financial worries are adding up to more than stress and disappointment, particularly once they become parents. Read More » 

 

Keep Your Teen Athlete Fueled With These 4 Vital Tips - Mar 29 2017 0900AM

Keep Your Teen Athlete Fueled With These 4 Vital Tips

High school can be intense, but being a student athlete can intensify expectations. Read More » 

 

Use These Spring Trends to Update Your Home on a Budget - Apr 04 2017 1000AM

Use These Spring Trends to Update Your Home on a Budget

It's not just the outdoors that transform this time of year, according to local design experts, updating your interior should be on the agenda this season, too. Read More » 

 

Tips for Growing Irish Plants in North Central Texas - Apr 12 2017 0945AM

Tips for Growing Irish Plants in North Central Texas

Even though north central Texas is a far cry from the Emerald Isle, we can grow some plants here that are native to Ireland. Read More » 

 

Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine Brought to South Arlington - Apr 18 2017 0800AM

Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine Brought to South Arlington

The authenticity of the Thai cuisine at Arlington’s Thai Texas restaurant is as real as it gets. Read More » 


Small Enclave Christoval Texas Offers History of Mineral Bathhouses  River Recreation - Apr 20 2017 1200AM

Small Enclave Christoval, Texas Offers History of Mineral Bathhouses & River Recreation

Just 15 miles from San Angelo sits a great little getaway that is part West Texas and part Hill Country – and offers the best of both. Read More » 


Ellis Valentine on Baseball Restoration  Volunteering - Mar 24 2017 0317PM

Ellis Valentine on Baseball, Restoration & Volunteering

Major League Baseball player Ellis Valentine talks the Raft Recovery non-profit organization he founded and more. Read More » 


Web Extras

 
Grand Prairies RAFT Program Helps Coach  Educate Those Regarding Addiction Issues - Mar 24 2017 0617PM

Grand Prairie's RAFT Program Helps Coach & Educate Those Regarding Addiction Issues

As recently highlighted in our in-print edition, "Ellis Valentine on Baseball, Restoration & Volunteering," the RAFT Recovery program has been making positive changes for years. Read More » 

 

Image courtesy of Thai Texas Facebook page

Find the Perfect Blend of Flavors & Spices at Arlington's Thai Texas

Thai Texas is a family-owned Thai Restaurant featuring some of the finest authentic Thai Cuisine in the Arlington area. Read More » 

 

Photo credit Skeeter Hagler Photography

Let's Hit the Road! Road Trip Ideas Throughout Texas

We've put together a compilation of past Road Trips we've published. Hopefully it brings some inspiration! Read More » 

 

Image courtesy of Mainstage Classic Theatre

Mansfield Commission for the Arts, Working to Enhance the Quality of Life in the Community

The Mansfield Commission of the Arts is a nonprofit organization with a vision to make Mansfield a regionally recognized destination for cultural activities. Read More » 

 

Image courtesy of httpscarolritchiehealthwordpresscom

Cookin’ with Carol’s Minty Mango Yogurt Parfait

We got in touch with Carol Ritchie from Cookin' with Carol for a tasty and healthy chilled treat! Read More » 


4 Tips to Help Jumpstart Getting Out of Debt - Apr 24 2017 0935AM

4 Tips to Help Jumpstart Getting Out of Debt

We put together 4 useful tips for beginning the process of pulling yourself out of debt. Read More » 

  

Image courtesy of httpthefrugalhomemakercom

Update Your Space with this DIY Chalkboard

We found this fun DIY chalkboard from The Frugal Homemaker and just had to share! Read More » 

 

The Surprising Significance  History of the Four-Leaf Clover - Mar 26 2017 0100PM

The Surprising Significance & History of the Four-Leaf Clover

We turned to FourLeafClover.com to learn a little bit more about the significance of the four-leaf clover. Read More » 


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