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With property tax revenue capped, Mansfield takes homestead exemption off table

Mansfield, Texas has to build two fire stations and police station in the next few years but also must live within the restrictions of the new property tax laws passed the Texas Legislature this year. → Read More

A dog park is coming, and a food truck park could be next for this North Texas city

Mansfield, Texas has approved a contract to build the city’s first dog park on West Broad Street, and heard plans for a food truck park in downtown. → Read More

Mansfield OKs development minus gas wells, but some are concerned by another nuisance

The 81-acre Dolce Vita development was approved by the Mansfield City Council, May 28. The gas wells and compressor stations will be removed, but many nearby residents are still concerned about increased traffic. → Read More

Mansfield buys 138 acres to develop city’s largest park. ‘It’s a blank canvas for us’

The city of Mansfield, Texas bought 138 acres of flat farmland on the city’s western border that will someday become a community park. The purchase is part of the city’s 10-year park master plan. → Read More

Yes, Texas high school barbecue is a sport. And Mansfield is smoking the competition

Culinary students from Frontier High School in Mansfield brought home several trophies at the Texas High School Barbecue competition in May 2019 in Burnet, Texas. → Read More

Downtown Mansfield has its charm. But here’s how it can become a true gathering spot

Mansfield, Texas has expanded its downtown with multiple dining and entertainment options in recent years, but the city is launching a master plan to revitalize it more and develop it into a gathering spot. → Read More

Home builder reaches deal to buy out gas compressor station, well sites in Mansfield

A home builder in Mansfield, Texas has reached a deal to buy out a gas compressor station, well sites and frack ponds for the Dolce Vita development. The plan will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission. → Read More

Food bank moving to Fort Worth with plans to alleviate hunger, provide disaster relief

The Midwest Food Bank, temporarily operating out of Bedford, Texas, is raising $15 million to build a new facility in east Fort Worth. The food bank provides pantries with free food and is driven by volunteers. → Read More

This $37 million, world class facility figures to be perfect fit for Southlake

The 82,000-square-foot Champions Club in Southlake, Texas, opens to the public April 6. The club has swimming, running, basketball, indoor and outdoor turf fields and cardio and free weights. → Read More

Westlake opens iconic fire station that feels just like home

Westlake, Texas celebrated the grand opening of its new Fire-EMS station, Saturday, March 22. The 18,000-square-foot facility features an attention to detail that reflects the town’s architecture. → Read More

45,000 and growing. Pickle Parade in Mansfield sweet success with legion of fans

People are already clamoring to get into next year’s Mansfield Pickle Parade, which will be bigger in 2020 because it won’t be hampered by road construction. → Read More

Mansfield parade goes out of this world with aliens, astronauts ... and pickle rockets

Thousands gathered in downtown Mansfield on Saturday, March 16 for the 8th annual World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza. The parade featured a space theme to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. → Read More

Historic World War II aircraft land at Love Field. And you can tour them this weekend

Visitors can go inside a B-24, B-17, B-25 and P-51 Mustang and even get a chance to fly in them through Sunday, March 17 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field. → Read More

Cornhole. Keg races. Moon rocks. Mansfield Pickle Parade will be really far out in 2019

Mansfield’s 8th annual World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza is set for March 15-16 in downtown with live music, parades, a kid zone, cornhole tournament and keg races. . → Read More

At last, Grapevine is getting a dog park. And with this feature, it’s no ordinary park

Grapevine, Texas has finally started construction on the city’s first dog park after a sewer line project was delayed by heavy rains. The park, which includes a splash pad, is expected to open this summer. → Read More

Film buff helped bring a festival to Mansfield. Now the inaugural event honors his legacy

The Mansfield International Film Festival’s co-founder died last year but organizers were determined to keep it going. The first festival is scheduled for March 7-10 and will feature 28 films in six categories. → Read More

The trails of Mansfield: One finished, one started with another section tied up in court

Mansfield’s North Main Street Trail opens and construction begins on Walnut Creek Linear Trail extension to Texas 360. → Read More

Historic church restored in downtown Mansfield. ‘You guys resurrected that building’

Church on the Hill, based, in Cedar Hill, Texas, restored a historic Methodist Church in downtown Mansfield. The non-denominational church is holding its first service at the new location Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. → Read More

Mansfield home builder plans to buy out gas wells, frack ponds. But neighbors want more

A home builder in Mansfield, Texas plans to purchase land and shut down gas wells and frack ponds for the Dolce Vita development. But neighbors want the developer to buy the compressor station near their homes. → Read More

East Broad Street widening in Mansfield is 6 months behind schedule. What happened?

The East Broad Street widening project in Mansfield, Texas is six months behind schedule. The city could fine the contractor hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the contractor said rainy weather was a factor. → Read More