Episode 083 – 7/28/21

The Features Section edition! This week:
• Mansfield and Tarrant County COVID case numbers are concerning
• Health specialist Catrina Brown has a topic that’ll have you saying “gesundheit” on the Texas Health Tip of the Week
• Science reporter Dennis Webb fills us in on the richest man in the world’s flight to space
• Brian Certain is following doctor’s orders in the Cocktail of the Week
And, later in the episode you will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the restaurant of your choice with our trivia question of the week!

Thanks to Adam at Garage Door Rescue for donating the gift cards! Plus, Steve goes in-depth with Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

Episode 021 – 5/20/20

This week’s headlines:
• Governor presents Phase Two of Open Texas
• City prepares to “Welcome back, Mansfield”
• Mayoral and council election date has been confirmed
• Mansfield teacher honored at Dallas awards ceremony
• Council scrubs annual Rockin’ Fourth event
• Historical Museum looking to write Mansfield’s current history
• Have you had your dream vacation dashed by the coronavirus? Today we present another segment of “Broken Vacations.”

Alexa has the weather forecast and we have an in-studio interview with school board candidate Yolanda McPherson. And, as always, we will conclude the episode with the trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to El Primo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

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Episode 020 – 5/13/20

This week’s headlines:

• MISD high school graduations move to a much larger venue
• Two area high schoolers headed to Carnegie Hall
• Pickled Mansfield seeks city funds to pay for canceled festival
• Legacy High student rehabs a community garden
• Local church looks for support for a 75-foot cross
• Monday is International Museum Day and we’ll talk with the manager of the Mansfield Historical Museum
• Have you had your dream vacation dashed by the coronavirus? We’ll have another segment of “Broken Vacations.”

And, we will conclude this episode with the trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to El Primo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Alexa is here with the weather and we have an in-studio interview with school board candidate Chad Lovell. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

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Episode 019 – 5/6/20

Welcome to another episode of About Mansfield, I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell, who is now a pro at social distancing by broadcasting from home. Thank you for being here. This is special coverage of COVID-19 and how the coronavirus is affecting the lives of those who live in Mansfield. Coming up on this episode, news and local weather for the upcoming week.

And, as always, we will conclude this episode with the trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to El Primo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina.

Let’s take a look at this week’s headlines:
• Blue Angels and Thunderbirds set for a Metroplex flyover
• Mansfield Parks and Rec offers a unique Mother’s Day gift
• Mansfield ISD superintendent is named to a nationwide coronavirus task force
• Mansfield ISD sets high school graduation schedule
• Eight MISD students nominated for Betty Buckley theater awards
• It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in Mansfield!
• Have you had your dream vacation dashed by the coronavirus? Today we start a new segment titled “Broken Vacations.”

Alexa is here with the weather and we have an in-studio interview with school board candidate Courtney Lackey Wilson. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

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Episode 018 – 4/29/20

Welcome to another episode of About Mansfield, I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell, who is now a pro at social distancing by broadcasting from home. Thank you for being here. This is special coverage of COVID-19 and how the coronavirus is affecting the lives of those who live in Mansfield. Coming up on this episode, news and local weather for the upcoming week.

Let’s take a look at this week’s headlines:
• Governor to start re-opening the state in phases
• The Director of Tarrant County Public Health updates is on the local COVID numbers
• Attorney provides area renters with legal advice
• Mansfield Rotary clubs show appreciation with stars and stripes salute
• Mansfield Parks and Rec calls the Flatten the Curve Virtual Marathon a huge success
• Officials look to you to help write our city’s history
• Vacation plans dashed by the virus? You’re not alone

Alexa is here with the weather and we have an in-studio interview with school board trustee candidate Corinne Fiagome. And, as always, we will conclude this episode with the trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to MaryLou’s Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

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Episode 017 – 4/22/20

Welcome to another episode of About Mansfield, I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell, who is now a pro at social distancing by broadcasting from home. Thank you for being here. This is special coverage of COVID-19 and how the coronavirus is affecting the lives of those who live in Mansfield. Coming up on this episode, news and local weather for the upcoming week.

Let’s take a look at this week’s headlines:
• MISD school board approves to donate medical supplies
• Area couple welcomes 18 pounds of joy
• MISD schools to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year
• Police chief publishes a note of thanks to the community
• Haven’t received your stimulus check? The IRS has a way to track it
• The Mansfield Parks and Rec department offers some fun stay-at-home tips
• City leader does a happy dance!
• Area high school seniors talk about school, prom and graduation

Alexa is here with the weather and we have an in-studio interview with mayoral candidate Michael Evans. And, as always, we will conclude this episode with the trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to MaryLou’s Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

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MISD schools will remained closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

Based on the executive order given by Governor Greg Abbott at his press conference this afternoon, Mansfield ISD schools, offices and facilities will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. 

The Governor previously closed all schools in the state until at least May 4 in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, he announced today that it is safer for our communities if schools across Texas stay closed for the remainder of the school year.

Distance learning will continue. Also, MISD is actively seeking guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to determine the logistics of graduation and many prominent student events.

More information about providing access to schools for students and staff members to obtain their belongings will be given by campus principals once a safe process is determined. 

Please remember that during this closure, all extracurricular activities and field trips will be canceled; and the use of MISD facilities, such as playgrounds, tracks, basketball courts, etc. is prohibited in an effort to prevent large gatherings.

For the safety of the community, please adhere to the executive orders and “safer at home” restrictions put in place by your local municipalities.

Thank you for your continued support and your efforts to keep our families safe.

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Episode 016 – 4/15/20

Welcome to another episode of About Mansfield, I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell, who is perfecting her social distancing skills by broadcasting from home. Thank you for being here. This is special coverage of COVID-19 and how the coronavirus is affecting the lives of those who live in Mansfield. Coming up on this episode, news and local weather for the upcoming week.

And, as always, we will conclude this episode with the trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to MaryLou’s Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe.

Let’s take a look at this week’s headlines:
• Coronavirus case numbers continue to rise in Tarrant County
• Local golfers create a change in local policy
• “Feed the Front Line Friday” campaign kicks off in Mansfield
• The City of Mansfield asks for your cooperation in filling out the 2020 Census
• AirBnB steps up to help those working on the front lines

Alexa is here with the weather and we have an in-studio interview with city council candidate Philip DeGroat. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.

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Episode 015 – 4/8/20

Welcome to another episode of about Mansfield. I’m Steve Cosio. Coleen Daniell is off this week. Thank you for being here. This is special coverage of COVID-19 and how the Coronavirus is affecting the lives of those who live in Mansfield.

We are going to break our usual format this week because we all know about social distancing and washing our hands. So in this episode, we’re going to focus on a couple of area nonprofits that could use our help. Mansfield is one of the most caring and giving communities in North Texas and we’re going to see if you can rise to the occasion.

But as always, we will conclude our show with a trivia question of the week for a $25 gift card to MaryLou’s Coffee and Sandwich shoppe. We are grateful for the contribution to about Mansfield.

I’d like to remind you to follow this podcast so you will be notified when a new episode is released. The easiest way is to log on to our website, AboutMansfield.com, and enter your email address on the “follow podcast by email” on the homepage. About Mansfield can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeart Podcasts and many more platforms.

When we come back we will talk with Carmin MacMillan, Executive Director of the Mansfield Mission Center, Gregory Dewbrew, founder of the Harvest in Mansfield Center and then we will conclude this segment with a chat with a Mansfield a resident who is helping bring a positive attitude back to the community by way of her Facebook group. We are Mansfield’s only source for news talk and information. This is about Mansfield.

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Episode 014 – 4/1/20

Welcome to another episode of About Mansfield, I’m Steve Cosio with Coleen Daniell, who is practicing social distancing by broadcasting from home. Thank you for being here. This is special coverage of COVID-19 and how the Coronavirus is affecting the lives of those who live in Mansfield.

Let’s take a look at this week’s headlines:
• Area gas prices plummet as residents heed the call to stay home
• Hundreds show support for our local medical community
• Residents flock to local restaurants. But, are we handling the food correctly when we get home?
• Put on your running shoes and enter the Flatten the Curve Marathon!
• The Mansfield Library may be closed but you still have options
• The government hopes to roll out stimulus checks next week. Are you on the list?
• The Parks and Rec department officially closes all park amenities

And, this week’s poll question: “While the stay-at-home order is in place, how are you spending your time at home?” We will conclude with your chance to win a $25 gift card to MaryLou’s Coffee & Sandwich Shop with the trivia question of the week. The news is next. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


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