Fresh Listing Friday: Lovely in Las Colinas


Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a transitional contemporary in Irving’s Las Colinas community. 124 Alto Vista Drive offers natural lighting, hardwood flooring, a media room, a covered patio, and a three-car garage. Take a virtual tour below to see all the beautiful amenities throughout.

Need-to-know Details:
• Priced at $759,990
• 4,182 square feet: 5 bedrooms, 5.1 baths
• Living room with a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace and energy-efficient double panel windows
• Master suite with a private sitting area, walk-in shower and stone flooring
• Great location with nearby access to stores, restaurants, music venues, and DFW airport

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To view this listing, contact Bill Brantley at 214-215-1060 or

DSO on the GO Visits Southlake

DSO on the GO Visits Southlake


For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


On Sunday, October 15, at 6 p.m., the DSO will bring the music of Dvořák, Copland and Edgar Meyer to Southlake. The performance takes place at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., in Southlake.


Tickets are $19 at, APEX Arts League seniors are $15 when you use promo code APEX at checkout, and student tickets are $9 when you use promo code STUTIX513 at checkout.


For more information, visit or call 214-TIX-4DSO.



25-Year Pin Awarded to Members of Ebby Family

25-Year Pin Awarded to Members of Ebby Family 



One of the surest signs of a great company is longtime employees, or in our case, sales associates and staff members. The Ebby Halliday Companies are fortunate to have countless individuals who have been with our firm for many years and each year we take the time to honor those who have reached their 25th Anniversary with Ebby Halliday.


Recently, longtime members of the Ebby Halliday family received the 25-Year Pin at the Adolphus Hotel honoring their significant contributions to the company. In addition to the honorees, this special event was attended by President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert and Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko.


Everyone enjoyed spending time together, reminiscing about their time with the company, and sharing favorite memories. “This special occasion reminds us that our company has longevity and that staff members and sales associates enjoy being here,” says Ms. Burleson. “It’s also a great reminder that we are quite a family of caring people.”


We extend a special thank you to the following Associates celebrating their 25th year:


Vivian Black

Preston Keller

Janet Eden


Mary Jo Horner


Suzy Hotchkiss

Preston Keller

Patricia Manos


Thomas McCrory


Donna Robichaux

Flower Mound/Lewisville

Rose Robinson


Cathy Semos

Dave Perry-Miller/Park Cities

Sandy Tapp

Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard

Will Tucker

Preston Keller

RaDonna Wint



PHOTO: Front row, from left, are President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Associate Sandy Tapp, Preston Keller Sales Manager Vivian Black, Flower Mound/Lewisville Associate Donna Robichaux, Campbell/Coit Associate Rose Robinson and McKinney Associate Patricia Manos. Back row, from left, are Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Sales Manager Sylvia Sotelo Kidd, Preston Keller Associate Suzy Hotchkiss, Preston Keller Sales Associate Will Tucker, Plano Sales Associate Mary Jo Horner, Plano Sales Manager Kay Wright, Campbell/Coit Office Administrator Cheryl Gray, Flower Mound/Lewisville Sales Manager Becky Garrison and DPM/Park Cities Sales Manager Lee Thomas. Not shown are Frisco Sales Associate Thomas McCrory, Southlake Associate RaDonna Wint, Arlington Associate Janet Eden and DPM/Park Cities Associate Cathy Semos.



4 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re looking for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’re not, these properties are all open to visitors this weekend and may serve as the perfect inspiration for your next home search.


1905 COTTONWOOD VALLEY CIRCLE S1905 Cottonwood Valley Circle S. | Irving | $2,600,000 502792-11805-green-knoll-dallas-tx-High-Res-6.jpg11805 Green Knoll | Dallas – Crestway Forest Estates | $1,595,000505448-MG_4710.jpg7723 Midbury Drive | North Dallas | $1,400,000504979-29KildonanfrontshotDUSK.jpg29 Kildonan | Richardson – Breckinridge Community | $1,250,000

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State Fair Headliners You Don’t Want to Miss

Dallas, TX USA - October 17, 2015: The iconic and massive Texas Star, at Fair Park in Dallas, TX
It’s time to get excited about the State Fair of Texas – our state’s most beloved event of the year. While there is notable debate over what the best part of the fair is, there’s no doubt the free concert series draws a large crowd every time. Below is a list of who you can (and should) see live on the Chevrolet Main Stage this year:
Thursday, October 5

Israel Houghton & New Breed – 8:45 p.m.


Friday, October 6

The Peterson Brothers – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 7

Ro James – 2 p.m.


Sunday, October 8

The Spazmatics– 2 & 4 p.m.

Wilson Phillips – 5:30 p.m.


Monday, October 9

Temecula Road – 4 p.m.

Daya – 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 10

Tristan McIntosh – 11:30 a.m., 5:45 & 8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 13

Prophets & Outlaws – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 14

Pat Green – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 15

Charlie Daniels Band – 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 20

Waterloo Revival – 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 21

For King & Country – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 22

Los Traileros Del Norte – 3 p.m.


In addition to the headlining acts who will perform each weekend over the course of the Fair, another set of regional bands and musicians will play this year during weekdays on the Chevrolet Main Stage. To see their schedule, click here.

North Texas Pumpkin Patches

Overflow of pumpkins for Halloween
Searching for the perfect pumpkin? A trip to one of these North Texas pumpkin patches won’t disappoint.

Country Critters Farm Pumpkin Patch

South of Mansfield, the Country Critters Farm features bounce houses, pony and hay rides, and duck races. Children can also enjoy cookies and apple juice during storytime. Then, choose a pie-size pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and decorate it to your liking.
Dallas Arboretum

The arboretum’s 11th annual fall festival features the 1-acre, nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, which features more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Take a stroll through the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch to purchase and take home a pumpkin of your choice now through Nov. 22.
Dallas Farmers Market

Visit the Dallas Famers Market now through Oct. 31 and do double duty with shopping and pumpkin picking. Pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors will be available for purchase.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Travel to the Double Oak Ranch in Flower Mound and find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. Click here for more information.
Halls Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze

Take a trip to Grapevine and experience a 2-acre corn maze, hayrides, farm animals and, of course, pumpkins – fresh off the vine. Daily through Oct. 31. For more information, visit
Preston Trail Farms

Formerly known as the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm, the family owned Preston Trail Farms offers feed, hardware, food, and gifts at its new location in Gunter. Pick pumpkins off the vine or peruse the pumpkin patch as much as you like. Don’t forget to visit the farm animals!
Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch

Owned and operated by the nonprofit River Ranch Educational Charities, Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch features a historic western town, made up of authentic late-19th-century buildings. Children can also enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and hay maze. Don’t forget to collect your mini pumpkin on your way out! And, for those who get a late start on the pumpkin search, this one is open until Nov. 1.


Home Scents for Fall

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Fall is here, which means it’s time for us to transition our homes into cozy, autumnal abodes. Embrace the fall season in your home with these warming scents that will make you smile.
1. Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Candle – $65.00
This complex, earthy fragrance is perfect for those who find pumpkin spice scents to be too cloying. The woodiness in this candle is perfectly balanced with a fresh sea scent and a soothing, mineral quality.
2. (Malin + Goetz) Dark Rum Candle – $54
While you may not automatically think of rum as being a quintessential fall scent, let this one change your mind. This dark rum-scented candle offers notes of bergamot and plum paired with amber-patchouli and vanilla. It’s rich, calming and long-lasting.
Large Embossed Glass Jar Candle

3. Voluspa Persimmon & Copal Large Embossed Glass Jar Candle – $28
Citrus lovers can rejoice in finding their perfect scent for fall. This succulent candle offers notes of persimmon and lychee with a rich, underlying warmth from the red copal. It’s fruity, warm, and well-rounded — the perfect accompaniment for a crisp fall day.
4. Byredo Bibliotheque Candle – $70
If cozying up with a good book is your favorite way to spend a fall day, this candle is the one for you. Inspired by the smell of a library, the candle combines plum, violet, and patchouli to create a velvety, timeless scent to fragrance your home with. There’s no wonder why it has a cult following.
5. Nest Pumpkin Chai Classic Candle – $40

No roundup of fall fragrances is complete without a spiced pumpkin scent on the list. This candle blends wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon to create the ideal scent for autumn ambiance.
6. Diptyque Ambre “Cognac” Candle – $90
This warm, elegant candle smells of vetiver and patchouli, with notes of aniseed, spices, cistus and tonka bean. It’s resinous, mysterious, and perfectly dense.


Explore North Texas Winemaking

North Texas Wineries
North Texas is home to an extraordinarily vibrant culinary scene, so it comes as no surprise that it’s home to established winemaking as well.
Texas has over 4,000 acres of producing vineyard farmland, according to Texas Wines & Grape Growers Association, and the wines have a lot to offer. Explore the rich winemaking culture in North Texas by visiting these local wineries, and discover what makes Texas wines unique.
4R Ranch Vineyards & Winery

Situated in the Red River Valley, this stunning location is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Taste estate wines produced from the Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards on the ranch, as well as other varietals crafted from carefully sourced grapes.
Checkered Past Winery

Located in Dallas’ South Side neighborhood, Checkered Past Winery is an urban wine pub that offers quality wines from Texas and beyond. One of the standouts under their own label? The Red Red, a tantalizing blend of Carignane, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, and Cinsault.
Cross Timbers Winery

Get a glimpse into the history of Grapevine by visiting this true Texas winery. Located in the historic Brock Family farmhouse, the winery features a tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating for guests to enjoy wine tastings and education. The winery offers a widespread portfolio of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. Rosé fans can rejoice after tasting the Texas Blush, a vivid nonvintage rosé with tropical fruit and citrus spice flavors.
Eden Hill Winery

Situated 40 minutes north of Dallas by Celina, this family owned winery produces wines made from grapes grown on the estate vineyards as well as other vineyards around Texas. Visit the tasting room and wine store to taste wine, walk around the vineyard, and spend time with the chickens. If you’re a fan of Italian wines, this winery makes some stellar Italian varietals — Marsanne, Aglianico and Montepulciano — in addition to their other offerings.
North Texas Wineries
Fortunata Winery

At this family owned winery in Aubrey, you’ll find everything from sweet whites to sparkling wines. Visit the tasting room and pair the selections with brick oven pizza or a cheese board. One selection you won’t want to miss is the Fortunata Symphony, a hybrid varietal created with Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris. If you like tropical, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc, you should check that out here, too.
Inwood Estates Vineyards Inc.

While truly based in Fredericksburg, Texas, this winery offers a Dallas location for those desiring the taste of Texas wines in an “urban winery” setting. Visit the tasting room for happy hours, “wine down” events and more. Started in 1981, Inwood Estates offers high-quality wines made from Texas grapes, especially Tempranillo.
Landon Winery

With locations in Greenville, McKinney, and Wylie, this winery is home to award-winning wines made from both Texas and California grapes. Enjoy a bite at the bistro, or join the wine club and get the chance to taste these wines every other month. If you enjoy full-bodied Tempranillo, a trip to this winery should be on your bucket list.
Lonestar Wine Cellars
Enjoy wine tasting Texas-style at Lone Star Wine Cellars. This family operated winery is situated inside McKinney’s historic Old Ritz Theater Building and offers award-winning wines under The Ranch Wines and Lone Star Wines labels. Enjoy a glass while listening to live music Wednesday through Sunday.

Messina Hof
Started in 1977, Messina Hof was one of the pioneers of the Texas wine industry and has now grown into a winery producing 130,000 gallons each year. With locations in Bryan, Fredericksburg and Grapevine, the winery is highly awarded and offers a mouth-watering GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) blend and some complex Rieslings.

North Texas Wineries

San Martino Winery and Vineyards
This small, family owned winery just outside Rockwall specializes in handcrafting wines using modern techniques while maintaining the traditional winemaking of northern Spain. Be sure to taste the Mataro, a medium-bodied red with firm, smooth tannins and long, spicy finish.
Sloan & Williams Winery

This Grapevine winery specializes in mouthwatering wines made from California and Texas-grown grapes — areas hand-picked by Sloan & Williams due to their unique soils, climates, topography and geographic locations. Stop by the tasting room in Grapevine to enjoy a glass and even a scoop of wine-infused ice cream.
Times Ten Cellars

With locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, this winery sources grapes from its vineyard in Alpine, Texas. The mineral-rich, rocky, volcanic soil creates the perfect growing conditions for rich, Spanish and Rhone-inspired wines (i.e. Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache). You can also find wines made with fan-favorite grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux’s ideal blending grape — Cabernet Franc.

Fresh Listing Friday: Plano Charm

Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is an exceptional estate in Plano with phenomenal lake views. 3609 Twin Lakes Way offers hardwood flooring, a wine bar, a butler’s pantry with a second dishwasher, custom windows, loft retreats, mature landscaping and a four-car garage. Take a virtual tour below to see all the amazing amenities throughout.
Need-to-know Details:
• Priced at $1,575,000
• 6,251 square feet: 5 bedrooms, 5.2 baths
• Kitchen with a dual-range oven, custom cabinetry, and a breakfast room
• Master retreat with unique lighting fixtures, wooden beams, and a majestically detailed bathroom
• A backyard with a fireplace, a pool, a spa, and a sitting area
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To view this listing, contact the Paulette Greene Group at 214-957-3372 or


6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend

If you’re looking for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’re not, these properties are all open to visitors this weekend and may serve as the perfect inspiration for your next home search.
10010 Lennox Lane | Dallas – Taylor Estates | $2,999,000saintlawrence
4906 Saint Lawrence Court | Parker | $2,250,000tulip
6714 Tulip Lane | Dallas – Preston Hollow | $1,995,000
3733 Shenandoah Street | Highland Park | $1,895,000
11805 Green Knoll | Dallas – Crestway Forest Estates | $1,595,000
6607 Overbrook Drive | Parker | $1,398,000

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