Corporate Challenge Kicks-Off


The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies is proud to participate in the 2014 Corporate Challenge, which kicks-off at 5 p.m. today at Galatyn Plaza in Richardson with a tailgating party catered by Eddie Deen’s, the Lighting of the Torch, Special Olympian Events and the popular Great Walk.


Produced by the city of Richardson, the Olympic-style competition between approximately 50 North Texas companies involves more than 25 athletic and non-athletic events over a two-month period to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Texas. This year marks the third-straight that the Ebby Halliday Companies have participated in this fun-filled event benefiting a great cause.


To date, the Corporate Challenge has raised $1.4 million for Special Olympics. For more information, visit


Game on!



Blondes vs. Brunettes Game Benefits Alzheimer’s Association



Mark your calendar now for August 16. That’s when this year’s Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas takes place at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to once again sponsor the game.


Blondes vs. Brunettes is a personal way for young professionals across the country to raise awareness, funds and support to help eradicate this grave disease. Now in its seventh season, BvB Dallas has been the most successful of the nationwide Blondes vs. Brunettes events, raising more than $1,368,000 in six years for programs and services that include a 24/7 helpline, Hispanic outreach programs, respite care and research.


This year, the fundraising goal is set at $400,000, and you can make a difference. Each donation of $25 gets you a ticket to the Aug. 16 game at the Cotton Bowl and the after-party sponsored by Bud Light. Click here to get your tickets now.

DSO Comes to Frisco April 27



Ever dreamed of having a virtuosic orchestra play right in your backyard? On April 27, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra arrives in Frisco “backyards” as part of its popular DSO on the GO concert series.


The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to sponsor the second full season of the series, which brings the world-renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


The April 27 performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive in Frisco. Tickets are $29, or just $9 for students (use Promo code STUDENTTIX at checkout), and are available at or by calling 214-692-0203. Enjoy the show!

Happy Earth Day!

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Ask most any North Texan who the First Lady of Real Estate is and you’re sure to get a quick reply: Ebby Halliday. But ask the same person who the “Anti-Litter Queen” is and you may get a puzzled look. The answer: Ebby Halliday.


As we celebrate Earth Day, pause to consider that while Ebby was busy growing one of America’s premier residential real estate firms – she and her late husband, Maurice Acers, were also very actively involved in the beautification of Dallas and the Lone Star State.


To honor Ebby and Maurice’s significant contribution to beautification efforts, the Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award was created by Keep Texas Beautiful to recognize businesses that seek to protect our environment with sound environmental principles and support the organization’s mission to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.


Keep Texas Beautiful educates and engages Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment through programming addressing three focus areas: litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction.


This year’s Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award winners will be recognized at KTB’s 47th Annual Conference, slated for June 23-25 in Austin. For a full list of winners, as well as information about the conference, visit


Happy Earth Day everyone!


PHOTO: In this 1970 Dallas Morning News photo Ebby Halliday and Don Wright, chairman of A Beautiful, Clean Dallas, take a hands-on approach to beautifying the city. 





Hire Heroes USA 5k Benefits Veterans



“Our veterans don’t deserve a place in line for a job. They deserve the FIRST place in line for a job” is the philosophy of Hire Heroes USA, an organization dedicated to creating job opportunities for U.S. military veterans and their spouses. Hire Heroes USA fulfills its mission through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.


Ebby’s six Collin County Offices – Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Preston Plano Parkway, Plano, and Plano/Willow Bend – are proud to be sponsors of the inaugural MedAssets Hire Heroes USA 5k Race for Heroes, which will take place May 10 in Plano. Proceeds will benefit Hire Heroes USA and its mission to assist our veterans. In addition to the race, the day will include tours of the American Fallen Soldier Hall, food trucks, entertainment, a bounce house and a .6-mile kids’ race.


The Plano 5k will honor 2nd Lt. Johnny Craver, a resident of McKinney and father of three children, who died when an IED detonated near his vehicle as he was entering the U.S. Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.


To register, click here.


To learn more about Hire Heroes USA, click here.


Don’t Miss the Event of the Season!

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DIFFA/Dallas completes the season Saturday, March 29, with its legendary black-tie gala, House of DIFFA. This extraordinary fashion experience will take place at the Omni Dallas and include the Ebby Halliday silent and live auctions, a seated dinner and DIFFA’s legendary runway show.


Inspired by the extravagant costumes and intricate, hand-made masks, House of DIFFA 2014’s theme, Masquerade, will transform the evening into one of the most renowned events in Italy, the Carnival of Venice. Hosting approximately 2,000 patrons, this gala event showcases a curated selection of one-of-a-kind, tailored jackets with all proceeds benefitting grants for HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas.


Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA/Dallas) raises funds for organizations that aid in the fight against HIV/AIDS by providing preventative education programs, treatment and direct care services for people living with/impacted by HIV/AIDS.


For more information and tickets to the event of the season, click here.

Need a Valentine’s Idea?



Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be the Entertainment Underwriter for the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Valentine Gala: Deep in the Heart of Texas.


The fun-filled event takes place this Saturday evening, February 15, at the Marriott Legacy Town Center and features silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment by the amazing Bulletproof Brass Band.


To learn more and to purchase your tickets,visit


Looking for more Valentine’s inspiration? Click here.

Ebby Spirit Shines at Corporate Challenge



Thanks to everyone in the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies who participated in the 2013 Corporate Challenge benefiting Special Olympics Texas! Team Ebby members gathered one last time this week at Blue Mesa in Addison to reminisce and celebrate their accomplishments.




2013 marked the second year in a row that members of the Ebby Halliday Companies showed the true meaning of Ebby spirit by participating in the event. The Olympic-style competition between approximately 50 North Texas companies involved more than 20 athletic and non-athletic events over a two-month period to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Texas. To date, more than $1.4 million has been raised!


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Whether you participated on the field or on the sideline, thanks for supporting Special Olympics Texas. We can’t wait for the 2014 Corporate Challenge!

Connatser, Habgood to Lead MetroTex Association of Realtors

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Congratulations to Becky Connatser and Steve Habgood of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, an Ebby Halliday company, who will soon be installed as president and vice president of the MetroTex Association of Realtors.
Becky is a respected industry veteran who leads the Dave Perry-Miller InTown office with remarkable skill and a smile. During her more than 20-year career, her service to the industry has been constant – and truly remarkable.
Steve Habgood, a partner in the dynamic Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group, is one of Dallas’ best-known Realtors. Like Becky, his service to the local community and the real estate industry is extraordinary.
For more information or to register for the installation event on January 17, call 214-540-2751. MetroTex members may register online at