DSO on the GO Coming to Southlake


DSO on the GO Coming to 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 Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings the music of Prokofiev and Grieg to Southlake. The performance takes place at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., in Southlake. Tickets are $19 at mydso.com, APEX Arts League seniors are $15 when you use promo code APEX at checkout, and student tickets are $9 when you use promo code PEER at checkout.

 

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

 

Enjoy the show!

MetroTex Event Showcases Industry Leaders


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The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies was extremely well represented at this week’s MetroTex Association of Realtors Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony.

 

James Martin from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office was presented with the Lois Hair Bernays Award. The award is presented annually to a Realtor who exemplifies the highest qualities of the real estate profession. Finalists for the award included Carrie Hill, also of the InTown Office.

 

Malinda Brownlee Howell, sales manager of Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office and co-sales manager of the firm’s new Cedar Creek Lake Office, was a finalist for the Easterwood Cup, the Association’s highest honor for a Realtor member who is a manager/broker/corporate executive or owner. It recognizes outstanding service to the real estate profession, the community and the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

 

The 2018 MetroTex Association Officers include Immediate Past President James Martin from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office. Directors serving in 2018-19 include Johnny Mowad of Ebby’s Preston Center Office, Alicia Schroeder of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office, Kristin Smith of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities Office and Ronda Needham of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Highland Park Office.

 

Congratulations and thank you to each award winner, nominee, officer and director. Your service to the real estate industry makes all of us proud to be part of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies.

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way


Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve as a drop-off location for the 2017 Santa Cops toy drive. The drive continues through December 13.

 

In 1984, Dallas Police officers created and developed Santa Cops, a program designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime.

 

The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years. In recent years, the program has been able to help more than 600 families annually.

  

The Santa Cops project typically delivers the fruits of its efforts on the Saturday before Christmas to the citizens of Dallas. The best part? Watching children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home.

 

Items needed:

*  new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

*  new or lightly used books

*  diapers

*  new blankets, robes, slippers

 

Santa Cops often needs gifts for older kids. Suggested items:

*  sports items (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss sets, etc.)

*  bath gift sets

*  arts & crafts items

*  board games

*  age-appropriate books

*  skateboards

*  bicycles

*  bicycle helmets

 

You’re encouraged to drop by the corporate office of Ebby Halliday Realtors at 4445 Sigma Road near the Galleria between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, through December 13, to donate items to the 2017 Santa Cops toy drive. This simple act of kindness is sure to make your holiday season brighter!

DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco, Preston Hollow


DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco, Preston Hollow

 

For the fourth 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 Wednesday, December 13, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings the mighty brass and percussion of the orchestra to Frisco for an evening of Christmas cheer at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive.

 

On Tuesday, December 19, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings “A Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza” to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Road, in Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood.

 

Tickets for each performance are $19 at mydso.com. Student tickets are just $9 when you use promo code STUBRASSY at checkout.

 

Enjoy the show!

Santa Visits Ebby Offices


With Christmas rapidly approaching, we’re making it easy to update your family photos with Santa Claus. Over the next few weeks, Santa will make appearances at eight Ebby offices across North Texas. So bring the kids – yes, big kids are welcome, too – and catch up with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for his big night.

 

Santa Visits Ebby Offices

 

*  December 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Ebby Campbell/Coit, 7517 Campbell Road, Suite 616, Dallas

 

*  December 2, 1-3 p.m. – Ebby Preston Plano Parkway, 5013 W. Plano Parkway, Plano

 

*  December 2, 1-4 p.m. – Ebby Lakewood/Lake Highlands, 6441 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

 

*  December 3, 3-5 p.m. – Ebby Sherman, 3445 FM 1417 N, Sherman

 

*  December 9, 4-6 p.m. – Ebby Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard, 2900 Ridge Road, Rockwall

 

*  December 10, 3-5 p.m. – Ebby Allen, 955 State Highway 121, Suite 130, Allen

 

*  December 11, 4-6 p.m. – Ebby Prosper | Celina, 1170 N. Preston Road, Suite 160, Prosper

 

*  December 14, 6-8 p.m. – Ebby Flower Mound/Lewisville, 6000 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound

 

*  December 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ebby Southlake, 1575 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake

 

“This popular holiday tradition started several years ago at Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office and has grown in both number of visitors and number of offices ever since,” says Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham. “At Ebby Halliday, we’re happy to offer these opportunities for photos with Santa before Christmas arrives. I encourage you to make plans to take advantage of this easy and convenient way to update your family’s holiday photos.”

 

With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. Our Associates and employees seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

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 mydso.com, 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 mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

 

Wildflower! Guitar Auction Returns


Wildflower! Guitar Auction Returns

 

Ebby’s 190 – Richardson, Campbell-Coit, Preston Plano Parkway and Preston Keller offices are giving back to the community as hosts of the Wildflower! Art & Music Festival’s popular Art Guitar Auction.

 

The auction features guitars decorated by local artists, celebrities, and sports figures. The guitars are on display at the Eisemann Center and sold in a silent auction that runs the duration of the festival. Proceeds benefit the NETWORK of Community Ministries and the fine art programs of the Richardson Independent School District.

 

If you haven’t gotten your tickets to this year’s Wildflower! Festival, now is the time. The festival takes place May 19-21, and features a line-up that includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, The B-52s, Night Ranger, The Outlaws, Shooter Jennings, and Martha Davis and The Motels, among others.

 

The festival’s three-day pass ($65) and single-day tickets ($30) are on sale now. Single-day tickets are $40 at the gate.

Tom Landry Classic Awards Scholarships


 

Tom Landry Classic Awards Scholarships

 

After legendary Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Tom Landry’s passing in 2000, the “Tom Landry Classic” was created to honor his legacy. For 17 years now, “the Classic” has had strong ties to North Texas high school football programs and awarded scholarships to the participating schools’ student-athletes. Although the games are played in the fall, the culmination of the Tom Landry Classic is in the spring when a banquet is held to honor scholarship winners.

 

On April 24, Ebby Halliday Realtors presented its 2016-2017 scholarship winner, Courtney Reid, at the Classic’s annual banquet. It marked the 17th time in as many years that Ebby Halliday has supported the Tom Landry Classic.

 

Scholarship applicants must exhibit Landry-like characteristics and are selected on the basis of three criteria: academic excellence, community service and leadership.

 

“Tom Landry was a man of faith and family, which he valued even more than his highly successful 29-year coaching career, and scholarship recipients like Courtney truly excel in balancing those qualities,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

Courtney, who will graduate from Lovejoy High School in late May, is a member of the Lovejoy Band and has completed more than 100 hours of community service at The Samaritan Inn and the Allen Animal Shelter while in high school. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, a writer for her school’s newspaper, and a member of the speech and debate team. She will attend Texas A&M University and major in Forensic and Investigative Sciences.

 

Courtney received a commemorative crystal award from Ms. Burleson at the scholarship banquet.

 

“This event — more specifically, this banquet — allows us to pass on the wonderful legacy of Tom Landry to a whole new generation of young people,” says Tom Landry Classic Executive Director Kris Cumnock.

 

“Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three principles of service: service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community,” says Burleson. “We are very proud to support the Tom Landry Classic scholarship program and to be part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”

 

 

PHOTO: President & CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors Mary Frances Burleson and scholarship recipient Courtney Reid

Do Something for Someone Every Day


Do Something for Someone Every Day

 

One of the great passions of Ebby Halliday Acers’ life was service to the community she proudly called home. Ebby, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945 and passed away last year, left an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy to her adopted community of North Texas.

 

While Ebby helped thousands of people during her lifetime, she had a special place in her heart for young people. Ebby did not have children of her own, but she helped educate and support many children, teenagers and young adults.

 

In an effort to further our founder’s impact on North Texas, Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Corporate Office “adopted” students at Ebby’s namesake school in southern Dallas, Ebby Halliday Elementary, to ensure they have gifts of their own this holiday season.

 

Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, remarked, “Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life. Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ As we reflect on 2016 and look forward to 2017, we’re more committed than ever to honor Ebby’s extraordinary legacy through exemplary service to our clients, industry and community.”

 

 

PHOTO: Teacher Assistant Leticia Garcia, Principal Tangela Carter and Teacher Assistant Ojaciel Villa visited Ebby Halliday Realtors President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson to pick up hundreds of presents for the students at Ebby Halliday Elementary.

 

 

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office Raises $76,000 for TSRHC


Ebby’s Frisco Office Raises $76,000 for TSRHC

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office recently hosted its Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament. One-hundred percent of the proceeds, which totaled more than $76,000, will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco. Recognizing the growing need, Scottish Rite is building a new ambulatory care center in Frisco, at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

 

This year’s charity tournament and after-party were held at Frisco’s prestigious Stonebriar Country Club. The event has grown over the years, from 50 golfers to this year’s 132 golfers and more than 265 attendees at the awards dinner and silent auction.

 

Stonebriar is one of the finest private country clubs in Texas and we were thrilled they once again hosted our charity tournament. Everyone had a great time benefitting a great cause. Their efforts remind us all of what’s truly important.

 

Today, at the Frisco Office’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon, Macaluso and our wonderful Frisco Associates presented Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children with a check for $76,145. Congratulations to everyone involved in this extraordinary effort!

 

To learn more about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, visit tsrhc.org.

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office is at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100, in Frisco. For more information about the office, its Associates and listings, visit frisco.ebby.com.