Episode 006 – 2/5/20

Welcome to another episode of About Mansfield, I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell broadcasting from Podcast Mansfield Recording Studio. Thank you for being here. Coming up on the show: news, weather and sports, I will be talking about art in-studio with a Mansfield-based husband and wife team.

Also coming up we have the Mansfield events calendar, and we will conclude with your chance to win a $25 gift card to Branded Burger Company with the trivia question of the week.

Taking a look at this week’s headlines:
• Downtown pedestrians continue to play Frogger as talk of mid-block crosswalks are stalled
• Viewing the city’s development projects are now just a mouse click away
• County Commissioner to hold event to help ease the voting process
• The USA Hockey National Championships are coming to Mansfield
• This Valentine’s Day, how about some flowers, chocolates and… waffles?
• And, our unscientific poll question “What’s your favorite Mansfield park?”
We have the answers along with your weekly weather forecast and local sports. The news starts in 30 seconds. This is About Mansfield.

Welcome back to About Mansfield.

Mid-block crosswalks in downtown was a hot topic of conversation at the city council meeting last week. Four possible locations were proposed:
– South Main Street just south of the fire station near Kimball
– About a hundred yards south of Broad Street near The Backyard and The LOT
– Mid-block in the Historic 100 Block of North Main Street
– And on Mouser Way

The talks stalled when the council could not reach a four-person majority consensus. There is no word on when council will take another look at the topic.


Have you ever wondered what was being planned for a property that has a yellow “zoning change requested” sign posted in front of it? Now you can see for yourself on the City of Mansfield’s new Development Project webpage.

The project page contains several clickable tabs that include zoning cases that are pending, as well as developments that have been recently approved, are under construction, or have been completed.

Deputy City Manager Joe Smolinkski explains how you can easily identify new development projects while you’re driving around town.

SMOLINSKI: If you’re driving around, you don’t not quite sure what streets you’re on or what that project might be. You can turn on location services on your phone or your iPad or wherever, whatever device you happen to be on. And it’ll pull up right where you are in relation to that.

Smolinski adds that the interactive website map isn’t just about commercial properties.

SMOLINSKI: So one that I do want to point out is, you know, we talked about all of the new friends and neighbors that are coming to town and all of the homes that are being built, you can go to this active residential tab and you can really see just how many housing developments are going up right now.

You can view the City’s new Development Project map by going to our website and click on LINKS.


With elections just around the corner, Precinct 2 Commissioner Devan Allen wants to make sure that area voters are up to speed on the new Hart InterCivic Verity Voting System. Commissioner Allen will be hosting a “Citizens Training & Demonstration” event on Thursday February 6 at 6PM at the Tarrant County Sub-courthouse on East Broad Street next door to City Hall.

The event is designed to let people try out the new equipment and ask any questions they may have about it. The new equipment was purchased last year and us for the first time in the November 2019 elections. And official from the Elections Department will be on site to answer voter questions.


The Chipotle USA Hockey High School National Championships are coming to Mansfield. Visit Mansfield announced last week that the puck will drop March 26-30 in the biggest tournament this city has seen yet.

Thirty-eight teams and over 650 athletes, spread across two boys’ divisions and a girls’ division, will hit the ice for some hard hitting hockey.

Several of the athletes that have played at this tournament in recent years were reportedly picked in the NHL draft.

Admission to the tournament is free, open to the public and the entire Mansfield community is invited out to grab a front row seat for the competition.


This may or may not be just the thing that you are looking for to add that extra special romantic touch to this year’s Valentine’s Day:

Area Waffle House restaurants are now accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner, which falls on Friday February 14 and, for reservations, 17 locations are participating statewide. You will have to travel a little bit further than the Mansfield location as the nearest participating Waffle House is located at 1100 East Pioneer Parkway in Grand Prairie.

For the full list of Waffle House reservation-taking restaurants, visit our website and click on LINKS.

Nothing says, “I love you” more than gazing into the eyes of your beloved and asking, “Will you pass the syrup, honey bunny?”


In this week’s unscientific poll, Podcast Mansfield Recording Studio once again took to the Internet and asked the question, “What’s your favorite park in Mansfield?” Coleen has the top three:

3. Walnut Creek Linear Trail
2. Katherine Rose Memorial Park
1. Elmer Oliver Park

The Mansfield Park system turns 60 years old this year and we look forward to talking more about the parks in future episodes of About Mansfield.

We’ll have to the results of another unscientific poll next week.

Do you want to build a snowman? Let’s check the weather for the week with Alexa.

ALEXA: Here’s the weather in Mansfield for the next seven days.
Wednesday: 39º Fahrenheit and sleet
Thursday: 51º and mostly sunny weather
Friday 63:º in mostly sunny weather
Saturday: 60º and lots of sun
Sunday: 67º and lots of clouds
Monday: 70º and cloudy skies
Tuesday 63º and cloudy skies

The UIL has realigned their districts statewide and that makes for a more interesting “District of Doom”. 11-6A now includes Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Mansfield High, Lake Ridge, Waco, Waco Midway, and Waxahachie.

Summit drops from 6A to 5A joining Legacy on District 4-5A1.

Timberview goes from sharing a district with six-time state champion Highland Park to sharing a district with nine-time state champion Aledo in District 5-5A2.


The Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference playoff games will be played at the StarCenter Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, TCU vs. Dallas Baptist at 4pm while Texas A&M vs. UT Austin starting at 7pm.

Friday, East Texas Baptist takes on the winner of the A&M / Texas game at 4pm while UTEP takes on the winner of the TCU / DBU game starting 7pm.

The Championship game takes place at the StarCenter on Saturday. The puck drops at 1:00pm. $5 per game will get you in the door.


Local high school home games include:

Friday February 7
MANSFIELD Men and Women’s Basketball 3:30 PM · MHS Gymnasiums
LAKE RIDGE Lady Eagle Soccer vs Grand Prairie · 4:30 PM · Newsom Stadium
LAKE RIDGE Men’s Soccer vs Summit · 4:30 PM · LRHS Football Field
SUMMIT Men & Women’s Basketball · 4:30 PM · Summit High School
LEGACY Men & Women’s Basketball · 5:30 PM · LHS Gym
LEGACY Men & Women’s Soccer · 6:00 PM · LHS Football Stadium

Saturday February 8
LEGACY Doubleheader Softball Games · 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM · LHS Softball Field

Sunday February 9
LEGACY Baseball Game · 4:30 PM · LHS Baseball Field
LAKE RIDGE a Baseball Scrimmage vs Granbury · 5:00 PM · LRHS Baseball Fields

Tuesday February 11
LAKE RIDGE Men and Women’s Basketball vs Mansfield · 4:30 PM · LRHS Gym
Timberview Men and Women’s Basketball vs. LHS · 5:30 PM · Timberview


NATIONAL DAY OF… for the upcoming week:
Wednesday Feb 5 – National Weatherman’s Day
Thursday Feb 6 – National Lame Duck Day AND National Chopsticks Day
Friday Feb 7 – National Wave Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
Saturday Feb 8 – National Boy Scout Day
Sunday Feb 9 – National Pizza Day, which coincides with National Toothache Day
Monday Feb 10 – National Clean out Your Computer Day
Tuesday Feb 11 – National Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

That’s a look at news, weather and sports. If you have a news tip that you would like us to follow up on, send us an email to news@About Mansfield.com. Again, that’s news@About Mansfield.com.

When we come back, Steve will talk about art in Mansfield, from murals, to kaleidoscopes, to tattoos and much more with Mary Elizabeth and Eddie Phillips. We’re back in 30 seconds. You’re listening to About Mansfield.

ABOUT MANSFIELD: Welcome back to another segment of about Mansfield. I’m Steve Cosio broadcasting from the studios of podcast Mansfield in Mansfield, Texas and in the studio today we have a husband and wife team who are two of my favorite people here in Mansfield. Mary Elizabeth and Eddie Phillips are the epitome of bohemian lifestyle and something that I greatly respect. Mary Elizabeth and Eddie, thanks for being on the show today.

MARY ELIZABETH & EDDIE: Thanks for having Thanks for having us here.

AM: We met when you lived out in Rendon and you became very involved in Historic Mansfield, as was I. Describe what life was like when you were living out in Rendon.

ME/EP: We lived out in Rendon on some of Eddie’s family’s land that had been in the Teague family for 100 years. It was a great place to start off a career as an artist because we had space and privacy to learn how to corral the materials and mess and noise of an artistic lifestyle in relative privacy without disturbing anyone. And we got to live out our fantasy of having a bohemian homestead with chickens and goats and a welding shop and a paint studio.

AM: And the house you lived in kept growing because if I recall, part of the house used to be a restaurant.

ME/PE: The hotdog stand we got from the Hester’s. They had they had hauled it off from somewhere and offered it to us because they knew what we were trying to build.

AM: And it became a bedroom, right?

ME/PE: Yes, it did become a bedroom. It started out as a den. And then it was the boys’ bedroom and they became teenagers. And then it became my glass studio when I started working with glass. The whole house was built from recycled buildings that we collected from Bill Hester and Son out in Rendon and piece together into a really beautiful piece of artwork in itself.

AM: I remember a great porch out on the back that my former partner and I had played music on.

ME/PE: Yes.

AM: You also inherited a house from Historic Mansfield. From the City of Mansfield. Is that right?

ME/PE: Yes, City of Mansfield.

AM: How much acreage did you have in Rendon?

ME/PE: Seven acres is what we finally acquired and the house we inherited from Mansfield went to the new portion of the property and it became my welding shop.

AM: And the welding shop is what you use to create art.

ME/PE: Yes.

AM: The two of you are artists.

ME/PE: Yes. Particularly public art

AM: Describe some of the public art that people can see downtown in Historic Mansfield.

ME/PE: I believe the count is now 46 murals of various sizes. Some of them are as small as a piece of notebook paper, but some of them are 20×30 feet, 20 ghost signs on the new lofts that portray historic businesses and names in town.

AM: Across the street from the post office.

ME/PE: Yes. We have two giant kaleidoscopes including the largest freestanding kaleidoscope in Texas.

AM: And where can people find that?

At Main & Broad, the largest freestanding kaleidoscope in Texas.

ME/PE: That is on the corner of broad and Main Street and there’s another smaller one on Main Street by the Chamber of Commerce. And now they’re also in Waxahachie, Ennis and Twin Falls, Idaho.

And Haley, Idaho.

The giant Kaleidoscope sculpture. So we have some other sculptures in downtown Fort Worth.

We have another giant one that’s even bigger than the one on Broad Street that’s, we’re in talks with Boise, Idaho. We still have our fingers crossed on that one.

AM: And a lot of your work comes from the welding shop where you are developing, and what you do with just rings of metal is pretty astounding. And so, a lot of that does come from the welding shop.

ME/PE: Yes

AM: Your new place that that you moved into here in Historic Mansfield, you also have a shop.

ME/PE: Yes.

AM: Where do you get your materials?

ME/PE: There are scrap yards that we go to buy by weight and cut it to the shapes we need and then the ideas come from Mary’s sketchbook. The next stop is the shop where I weld it all together.

I’m not great at welding. I do the glass.

AM: So, when you go to a salvage yard or a scrap yard, there’s art all over the place.

ME/PE: Oh, absolutely. Everything out there is of art.

You just have to weigh what it’s like to wrestle with it. And how do you store it until you wrestle it? That is a huge challenge, especially now that we’re in an urban environment as we can’t purchase everything that catches our eye, we really have to have a plan for everything.

And you’ll go through the yard and pull out all the pieces that you’re interested in, then you there’s no possible way you can get them up to the desk because you’ve got hundreds and hundreds of pounds. So, you just have to pick your favorite pieces and take them.

AM: What would you say was your most ambitious project, something that you look back you go wow, that that took a lot more effort or energy than I anticipated.

ME/PE: The Mansfield 30 in 30, I think.

AM: And describe the 30-30 Project.

ME/PE: The 30-30 Project is was Mary Elizabeth brainchild.

30 murals in 30 days, and we would paint them without really announcing where they were going to go. Sometimes they would be small, sometimes they would be large. And we would go in sort of after five and try to accomplish a mural so that the next day there’d be something else that just had appeared. And it really brought a lot of interest and intrigue to the community because it generated a lot of buzz about what’s happening all of a sudden, there’s this big mural. People didn’t know if it was somebody just graffitiing, we would have the police would see us and they finally were like, okay, we know them. We’re not gonna stop and ask any questions. You know, we’re not going to come here with five gallons of paint a ladder if we’re trying to do something sneaky.

Mouse hole

AM: The one that stands out in my mind from the 30 in 30 is the little mouse that’s down at the base of one of the buildings. I think it’s over by…

ME/PE: Dazzarkle.

AM: But right next to it is, I believe it’s called Felix the Cat.

ME/PE: It is yes.

AM: Now Felix the Cat is life-sized.

ME/PE: Oh, he’s larger than life

AM: And then down at the base of the Dazzarkle building is just this tiny mouse hole. Are the two related? Did you mean to put a cat by a mouse or…

ME/PE: No, it just happened that way. That’s just that was just the way it unrolled.

It flows. One thing leads you to another idea and, okay, we’ve got the little mouse and I believe that he has a little clothesline and then he also has a little flower that is a miniature of a giant flower that’s on the other side of Main Street. So, one idea leads you to another idea and it’s not necessarily premeditated, but it all winds up flowing.

AM: What are some of the other projects downtown that people can see that maybe they didn’t know it was Mary Elizabeth’s and Eddie’s and now they will know? What are some of the other projects down there?

ME/PE: The remodeling of the front of the Farr Best. That’s one I always forget about even.

We forget all the time, but things that we’ve done like you know, even the sign on the front of The LOT, where it lights up and it says The LOT. The arch over at The Backyard was ours. There’s a new mural at The Backyard, but no one really sees it yet because Main Street’s under construction, so people tend to enter through the back.

AM: And the Welcome to Historic Mansfield up by The Lofts is yours.

ME/PE: Yes. We did that. And we have the second one that’s going to go on South Main in our little backyard waiting for the street to be finished.

AM: When do you think that’ll…

ME/PE: Any minute now.

In December.

AM: You mentioned that a couple of your kaleidoscopes have made their way to Idaho. How did that happen?

ME/PE: A nice couple from Idaho had family San Antonio, and they heard about kaleidoscopes. They saw the Kaleidoscopes on Facebook. So they came to Mansfield and they loved them. So they contacted Ann Smith because she owns one of them. Ann Smith contacted me. And then we met them on the corner and then called us two weeks later said they want two.

AM: And these are now award winning kaleidoscopes.

ME/PE: Yes.

AM: What was the award?

ME/PE: It was the Art and Soul of Southern Idaho does the art competition people enter from around the United States that’s hosted by Twin Falls every year. And it won Best in Show for sculptures over two feet.

A worldwide competition.

AM: Wow. And Twin Falls and, what was the other…

ME/PE: Haley, Idaho, which is Sun Valley area. It’s some skiing, yes. But it’s also a summer retreat.

AM: So, you create your own in the in the workshop and eventually you needed a place to sell especially some of the smaller pieces. And you opened a store?

ME/PE: Yes.

AM: On Main Street. And it’s called…

ME/PE: Lil’ Blue Goat.

AM: And what can customers find inside the store of Lil’ Blue Goat?

ME/PE: So we make small items and all of our works are on canvas, various sketches, glass pieces that are more appropriate for residential environment, smaller kaleidoscopes, sculptures for yard and garden.

AM: I have some of your work in my home.

ME/PE: Yes, you do.

Rock & Roll art

AM: For those of you who are listening that don’t know much about me, I played flute and my inspiration comes from Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson and my wife had commissioned both of you.

ME/PE: Yes, that was both of us.

AM: Described the multimedia that you use. It’s not just paint, obviously. You did something special to this piece of canvas.

ME/PE: I believe you used sheet music.

I’m a real scrap paper fanatic—drawers and drawers of interesting pieces of fabric and paper at home. Eddie’s just so good with line and form with paint that we’ll collaborate, I would say at least 50% of our pieces, no matter what size or what they involved starting with passing something back and forth and back and forth. One of us makes the first mark. That’s the hardest part of any piece of art for anyone.

AM: What are the hours of Lil’ Blue Goat?

ME/PE: Anytime Dr. Smith is open, which is Tuesday through Saturday 9 to 5. Anybody can go in and browse around and then we’re there Thursday, Friday and Saturday for extended hours from 5 to 7pm, so that if you’re out for dinner or something in Downtown Mansfield, there’s an opportunity to shop and browse and…

AM: And now, right across the street from Lil’ Blue Goat, I find that you are also the owners of Mansfield Tattoo and that Eddie is starting his own new career, if you will, as a tattoo artist. As of this recording how many tattoos have you done?

ME/PE: I believe I’m in the 30 range now.

AM: That’s quick.

ME/PE: Yes.

AM: This is like the 30 in 30 Project. How long have you been a tattoo artist?

ME/PE: Since September 1.

AM: Now reverse, instead of parent teaching child you are now learning from…

ME/PE: Yes, I’m learning from Sally and Jake and the other guys that work there to. We’ve got two other artists and our manager.

When we purchased Mansfield Tattoo, when we took over ownership, our daughter and son in law, were already working there and the opportunity arose as something Eddie’s always wanted to do. I’ve had 10 tattoos before we took over ownership now I’m clocking in at 24.

AM: Wow.

ME/PE: I’ve had 14 tattoos in eight weeks.

AM: Described your latest tattoo.

ME/PE: I think the latest one is the butterflies. I have a passionate gardener and botanist. That’s what my background and training was in college. And so I’ve been letting Sally and Eddie tattoo flowers and Texas pollinators. And some of them are realistic. Some of them were imaginative because our style together tends to be very imaginative.

AM: Absolutely. That’s what I when we when I started the interview, the most bohemian couple that I know, and…

ME/PE: You know, at this point, I’m just gonna go ahead and let him do my whole arm.

AM: So, by the time you say, all right, enough’s enough, you will have an entire sleeve.

ME/PE: I will have a whole sleeve and probably a whole leg, too.

AM: And Eddie, you’re not shy to tattoos yourself. Do you have a favorite? I see at least half a dozen on your arms.

ME/PE: This one is my favorite. This was Sally’s first.

AM: Okay, and this is “what” to our listeners.

ME/PE: This is a paint brush with three slashes. This is what Mary and I used to sign our work with three slashes with a line through it, which can be an E or an M. But it’s just a paint brush with some color splats on it, and it was Sally’s first color blending. And it’s been there for two years and that’s still my favorite.

AM: So Sally did the your latest tattoo but there’s also the team of Sally and Jake, what’s Jake’s experience?

ME/PE: Jake has done the rest of my arm, which is almost a complete sleeve. It will be by the time we’re finished. Jake is a second generation tattoo artists. His father has owned a tattoo shop up in New Hampshire, right?


Basically Jake’s whole life and Jake keeps the machines in the shop running well because it’s just something he’s done. Like, my painting all my life, Jake has done this all his life and so he’s just really good at and we’re lucky to have him.

AM: Describe the average customer that comes to see you at Mansfield Tattoo.

ME/PE: We have a wide diversity of customers. But I think what we find unifies everybody who’s seeking a tattoo is that they have decided to make their mark, because they’ve experienced something in their life that they want to remember. And I believe that they want to make permanent a piece of art that they can carry with them to the grave, a symbol or a picture, or a date. Sometimes it’s somebody signature that has deep meaning for them personally. We see a lot of people who want to do a memorial to somebody. We see a lot of military veterans, you know, 90% of combat veterans have tattoos. And I think it’s really an experience that helps people process, something that’s happened in their lives, whether it’s a positive experience, like my first tattoo, wanting to bring back the memory of a life transforming trip. Or maybe it’s helping them process some trauma that they’ve experienced. It’s not a painless procedure, but we’d make it as comfortable as possible. Sitting there and having the experience of making a mark that is meaningful to you is, it’s a ritual. And it’s, to me it’s a sacrament. I think it’s a very intimate experience between the artist and the customer.

And I found that you have the best conversations while you’re tattooing someone because you’ve got, you know, they’ve got your focus and you’ve got their focus. And it’s just it’s very neat.

AM: What are the hours and where can people find Mansfield Tattoo?

ME/PE: Mansfield Tattoo is at 131 North Main Street across the street from Li’ Blue Goat. We dodge a lot of traffic there on Main Street

AM: And play a little Frogger?

ME/PE: We play some Frogger zipping back and forth between the two businesses. And the hours there, we’re open seven days a week there. So, Monday through Thursday, you can go from 2pm to 10pm. Friday and Saturday, they’re open from 2pm ‘til midnight. And on Sunday from 2 to 8.

AM: Is there a website?

ME/PE: MansfieldTattoo.com, but we really keep up with the Facebook page better. It’s just a little easier to post pictures as they happen. That’s the best place to find us.

AM: And LilBlueGoat.com

ME/PE: L-I-L Blue Goat. On both of the social media, the big social media sites.

AM: Two of my favorite people in Downtown Mansfield and, Lil’ Blue Goat and Mansfield Tattoo Studio, both on Main Street, Mary Elizabeth, Eddie, thanks for being on About Mansfield.

ME/PE: Thank you so much.

Wednesday February 5
Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing Part 2 – 6:30 PM · Poured
Summit High School band concert · 7:30 PM · Willie Pigg Auditorium

Thursday February 6
Brent Newsom Campaign Kick-Off & Fundraiser · 6 PM · El Primo’s
Sara & The Saratones – 6:30 PM · Market Street’s Taphouse 16
Valentine Wine Glass Painting · 6:30 PM · Poured
Mansfield High School presents The Little Mermaid on Thursday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 8 at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts
That 70’s Band · 8 PM · Fat Daddy’s
Also, this weekend is this month’s “household hazardous waste drop” event scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7 (3 to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 8 (10am to 3pm) at Environmental Collection Center, 616 S. Wisteria St. A list of acceptable items can be found at our website and click on LINKS.

Friday February 7
Deric Merrill · Fat Fridays Happy Hour · 5 PM · Fat Daddy’s
Wind-Up Monkeys · 8 PM · El Primo’s
The Velcro Pygmies · 9:30 PM · Fat Daddy’s

Saturday February 8
Valentine cookie word search & painting event · 11 AM · Flying Squirrel Coffee Co.
Apollo Adoption Day · 11 AM · Hollywood Feed
Who’s Your Puppy Love? 5th Annual Valentine Social · 12 PM · Bark Out Loud with free doggie ice cream sundaes, free human smoothies, door prizes.
Poured’s Birthday Blowout · 6 PM · Poured with complimentary food and cupcakes, raffle prizes, and more
Bingo Night · 6:30 PM · St Jude Catholic Church
Stargazing with Astronomers · 7 PM · Oliver Park
Van Hagar w/ Poisoness · 8 PM · Fat Daddy’s

Sunday February 9
Petco Mansfield Adoption Event · 12 PM · Petco
Freeroll Monthly World Poker Tournament · 3 PM · Fat Daddy’s
Allegro Vivo, featuring the Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony · 7 PM · Willie Pigg Auditorium

Tuesday February 11
Timberview High School band concert · 7:00 PM · Willie Pigg Auditorium

If you missed any of the events that were mentioned, the list can be seen in written form on our website and click on BLOG.

A couple of comments from last week’s episode:

On the commentary that I did last week regarding high school senior DeAndre Arnold, who risked being barred for not cutting his dreadlocks:

Corrine writes: “I, an African American woman, wore natural hairstyles throughout my senior year at Arlington’s Bowie High School and was proud to graduate in the top 10 of my class, a National Achievement Scholar, and with a full 4-year academic scholarship to the University of Virginia. I wore natural hairstyles throughout grad school and received a Master of Public Policy at Duke University. I wear locks now and consider myself a successful, contributing member of the community. So, from personal experience, I can tell you that hair does not make the student. I am confident our community would not allow such nonsense as what’s going on in Mont Belvieu to happen. Our history shows that MISD has not always been welcoming to diversity, equity, and inclusion — but we continue to learn and grow.”

Regarding the human trafficking interview with John Geyerman from Free For Life International:

Ashley writes: “I was floored by the human trafficking segment you did with Free for Life. I had no idea that trafficking was so close to home – even in Mansfield. The numbers and statistics given made my heart sink. Thank you for shedding light on this tragedy happening in our own backyard and providing ways that we can help!”

Thank you to both Corrine and Ashley for listening and for your comments.

We welcome all feedback about the program, whether it’s about a specific news story or feature that you heard or, perhaps a comment on Coleen’s first day on the job! Feel free to chime-in by email at comments@aboutmansfield.com or by voicemail at 817-435- 2938. That’s 817-435-2938. We’ll read or play back some of the comments next week.

Congratulations to Micki Rice who was the first person to email the correct answer last week’s trivia question — Which park in Mansfield is the oldest and when did it open? And the answer is? Let’s go to an expert!

ANN BECK: Hi, this is Ann Beck, the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Marketing and Communications Manager. The oldest park in Mansfield is Julian Feild Park, which is located on Broad Street at Magnolia Drive just across the street from City Hall, and it opened in 1960.

Micki receives a $25 gift card to Steven’s Garden & Grill.

After the break, the trivia question of the week. I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell and this is About Mansfield.


The first person to email the correct answer to trivia@aboutmansfield.com will receive a $25 gift card to Branded Burger Company, a funky burger & sandwich joint with signature branded buns, a full bar plus sports on a massive TV. Located in the old Ray’s Pharmacy building at 1831 East Broad Street in Mansfield, you can find them on the Internet at BrandedBurgerCompany.com.


Email your answer to trivia@aboutmansfield.com.

Good luck and thanks to Lonnie and the great folks at Branded Burger for the gift card.

Coming up next week on About Mansfield, just in time for Valentine’s Day,  we’ll talk with a Mansfield-based food and beverage expert about some local eateries that are to die for. The show will be released on Wednesday February 12. Until then, thanks for listening. For Coleen Daniell, I’m Steve Cosio and this is About Mansfield.