Mansfield Magazine's March-April 2017 Issue - Celebrate Spring GreenMar 24, 2017 08:11PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
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!
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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 »
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The authenticity of the Thai cuisine at Arlington’s Thai Texas restaurant is as real as it gets. Read More »
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Major League Baseball player Ellis Valentine talks the Raft Recovery non-profit organization he founded and more. Read More »
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Thai Texas is a family-owned Thai Restaurant featuring some of the finest authentic Thai Cuisine in the Arlington area. Read More »
We've put together a compilation of past Road Trips we've published. Hopefully it brings some inspiration! Read More »
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 »
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