Things TO DO in the D.FW this Memorial Day Weekend AND Did you hear the News…The Future is Bright for the Ebby Halliday Companies

Things To Do In Dallas This Memorial Day Weekend…

Or just call us – we can tell you all about the Great things happening around town: 214.769.2142

Justin Timberlake, fireworks, and hotel pool parties.

Thursday, May 24

Ijeoma Oluo‘s straightforward, elegant guidance on race provides memorizable answers to Frequently Asked Questions Most Often Posed By White People. She’s at Wild Detectives tonight as part of the Women Galore series. (When the only white, male-identifying person under 40 in sight is the lead programmer’s boyfriend— the scene at Wild Detectives Tuesday when the house was mostly full— it means more of those dudes should come out and bring their friends.) Here’s some of Oluo’s work for The Guardian, under titles like How Should White People Talk About Kanye West?

Re-up from TTD This Week: The Alexa Dialogues is the latest show picked for a short run by AT&T’s Elevator Project, a joint partnership between the venue and the city of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. It’s been anticipated by many who’ve been tracking the mysterious experiments of Therefore, a performance art group based in Dallas that focuses technology, multimedia, and a kind of post-dystopia. The show opens tonight opens at the Winspear’s Hamon Hall and runs through Saturday. We have a full preview here.

Friday, May 25

Francine Thirteen is performing the mysterious album release ritual ceremony she hinted at before her Fortress Festival appearance, at Arthur Peña’s One Night Only secret project space. Only 30 people can fit. So, this is mostly to remind you that her album is coming out, and also that collaborator Jake Schrock— who’s part of this performance— just dropped the first single for his release forthcoming on Holodeck records. For more information, email onenightonlydallas@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 26

Our Stories: Building Trust Through Community, “a moving and inspiring experience of the power of storytelling and its ability to bring diverse people together,” begins at Wesley Rankin Community Center thanks to Cara Mia Theatre. An element of surprise is key, here, so the idea is to show up, especially if you’ve never been to Wesley Rankin or vicinity.

Sunday, May 27

During the rollout for Man of the WoodsJustin Timberlake’s fifth solo album and first in five years— catalogue-rustic imagery of him walking dramatically through cornfields and so on gave the Memphis-born singer license to describe the songs he was about to release as “modern Americana with 808s.” His hallmarks will remain, though, in the first of two shows at American Airlines Center: a twangy-yet-classic pop croon and countrified, sweaty beats that have defined him as a solo artist.

Today weekly pool parties launch at two of Dallas’ most stylish (and relatively affordable) hotels, in time for Memorial Day weekend: The Statler and The Stoneleigh. Cabana reservations are available at both. All you need to know is here.

Monday, May 28

To continue the above: we’ve been talking a lot about Plano lately. Before it got a new music venue, Plano had a giant swimming pool shaped like Texas. It’s called The Texas Pool and it’s open today until Labor Day.

A service remembering fallen servicepeople begins midmorning at Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery.

At nightfall, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra helms a concert and fireworks display at Flag Pole Hill.

 

Did you hear the News…The Future is Bright for the Ebby Halliday Companies

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Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. announced today at a companywide meeting that it intends to be acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The acquisition will include Ebby’s three real estate brands: Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as the firm’s affiliated mortgage and title companies. The Ebby Halliday portfolio of companies brands will continue to operate under their current brand names. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Serving the residential real estate needs of North Texas since 1945, Ebby Halliday is one of the most-respected real estate companies in the country. The firm, which participated in more than 18,800 transactions in 2017, with a sales volume of more than $8 billion, ranks 12th in the nation in sales volume. Through membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and numerous other national and international real estate industry networks, the Ebby Halliday Companies and its sales associates are ideally positioned to represent buyers and sellers across North Texas.

The Ebby Halliday Companies includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliated companies Home Team Mortgage and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit ebby.com.

HomeServices of America is the country’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, through its operating companies, is one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living Real Estate and Prudential Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC, is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. Information about HomeServices is available at homeservices.com.

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Spotlight – Euless

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Twelfth Stop: Euless

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Euless History

Euless is already considered a great place to live and raise a family, and now, Euless is also a great place to retire. While maintaining our identity and preserving history, Euless is a comfortable, mid-size community with a hometown feel.

FabEuless Green Space – Euless boasts 18 parks with over 600 acres of parkland, three pools, aquatic playground, miles of walking/hiking trails, two amphitheaters and more. The beautiful 18-hole Texas Star Golf Course was recently named one of the Best Courses You Can Playby GolfWeek.  

FabEuless Activities – The Euless Family Life Center is a link to area resources and support agencies, and is a hub of activities that aid in health, well-being and quality of life for all ages. The EFLC includes the brand new Senior Citizen Center, Fitness Center and a Recreation Center and hosts a variety of special events.  

FabEuless History – Historic Heritage Park is home to Euless’ historical attractions including the Fuller House Museum, the Himes Log House and the recently renovated McCormick Barn.

FabEuless Technology – Social and educational opportunities thrive at the Euless Library. Euless has one of the largest libraries in Northeast Tarrant County providing technological and multi-media services along with meeting facilities. Free workshops are offered throughout the year.

FabEulessly Green – A Tree City for the past 20 years, Euless was first in Texas to provide recycling to apartments and has received awards for both composting and recycling programs. New in 2011, the Texas Star Sports Complex will be irrigated with reclaimed water.  

Euless Today

Euless, also known as “Tree City USA”, is a city in north/western Texas near Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless is approximately 20 minutes northwest of Dallas, and twenty five minutes northeast of Fort Worth. Part of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located within Euless.

Euless is served by many major highways including Interstate 35, Interstate 45, Interstate 20, Interstate 30, S.H. 183, S.H. 360, S.H. 121, and S.H. 114, as well as Amtrak rail service.

Euless is home to an annual Arbor Day celebration that is reputedly the largest Arbor Day celebration anywhere in the world. Additional things to do in and around Euless include:

  • The Dr Pepper StarCenter
  • The Fuller House Museum
  • Himes Log House
  • McCormick Barn
  • The Midway Recreation Center
  • Softball World at Texas Star
  • The Texas Star Golf Course
  • The Texas Star Sports Center
  • Parks and recreation facilities consisting of 16 parks encompassing 605 acres, 24 athletic fields, 2 amphitheaters, 1 public golf course/conference center, 1 recreation center, 3 swimming pools, and 8 tennis courts  

Euless is also situated to provide easy access to all of the entertainment offerings of nearby Arlington, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Forth Worth.

For sports fans, the Dallas Stars play in Euless at the Dr Pepper StarCenter.

For more information about Euless and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Spotlight – Duncanville

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Eleventh Stop: Duncanville

Live, Work & Play in Duncanville              

Known as the City of Champions, Duncanville boasts the best of a small town with all the assets of the city.

Living in Duncanville means shorter commutes, cleaner air, excellent schools and quality health services. A community of more than 36,000 wonderful people, Duncanville offers a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment venues as well as the ideal location for business and daily commutes.

Located in the southwest Dallas County, Duncanville is nestled between I-20 and Hwy. 67, just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. The city offers rail service for business and easy access to I-35, the NAFTA gateway from the south. This means little traffic for commuting to the Metroplex and all major airports.

Duncanville is one of four cities that encompass the Best Southwest, an area that strives to build better communities through excellence in business, education and quality of life. The Duncanville Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Best Southwest Chambers of Commerce, which represents the area in regional and state legislative issues.

Working together, the Best Southwest was instrumental in bringing the University of North Texas – Dallas to the area as well as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuiliani for a conference on “Building Sustainable Communities.”

With new commercial and residential developments coming in every day, Duncanville is booming with opportunities. Duncanville’s success in business, education and quality of life gives its residents a strong sense of community. That’s what makes the City of Champions a friendly community perfect for living, working and playing!

Call us for more information on this great City or any of our other Communities in Big D.FW – 214.769.2142

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Spotlight – Denton

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Tenth Stop: Denton

The City of Denton is a vibrant and growing community with many opportunities, no matter what your interest or passion. You’re free to be whoever you are in a friendly atmosphere with a small town vibe that’s just a short drive away from the big city. And we invite your friends to discover Denton, too.

Denton is the county seat of Denton County with a population of approximately 120,000 residents. The City includes a municipally owned electric utility; an airport; three libraries; parks, trails, and recreation centers; a water park and natatorium; a 2,900-acre natural heritage area; and a resource recovery park.

Contact us for more information on Denton or other FAB areas in the Dallas Metro!  214.769.2142 – Let’s Chat!

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Our educated and creative residents value sustainability and collaboration, as evident in the city’s cutting-edge practices, vibrant art and music scene, and popular hot spots and events. With two universities and more than 50,000 students, two hospitals, an industrial district, and a lively downtown and entrepreneurial community, Denton is one of the top 25 fastest-growing cities in the country and was ranked the No. 1 Best Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012.

There is a rich history behind the Square in Denton, TX. As the seat of Denton County and a thriving city, here are some of the highlights.

  • Whether you fancy a feast or want to shop ’till you drop, you can find Denton’s unique flair every week of the year!Image 3

So many things to do!

For more information about Denton and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142. 

Welcome Back from Spring break! Spotlight – DALLAS

We hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and are getting back into the swing of things.

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Ninth Stop: Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.

DO YOU KNOW exactly how Dallas began? Through the determination of one man! The settlement called Dallas became a reality in the Three Forks area of the Trinity River, in the 1840s. John Neely Bryan originally stumbled across Three Forks in 1839, on a mission to establish a trading post for Indians and settlers. The advantages of locating at Three Forks, were that it was the easiest river crossing location, and it was located on the soon-to-be established Preston Trail. After plotting the town, Bryan returned home to Arkansas to prepare for his emigration to West Texas. In the meantime, the U.S. government negotiated a treaty to remove the existing Native American population from all of North Texas. Upon his return in 1841, he discovered that the Indians had remained and his customers were gone. To ensure the survival of the settlement, Bryan traveled to nearby Peters Colony and convinced many of those settlers to relocate to Bryan’s new town. The rest is history🙂

Todays’ Dallas is truly a BOOMTOWN and is affectionately known by locals as the ‘Big D.’  Dallas is made famous by the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the Dealey Plaza and the extremely popular ‘Dallas’ television show in the 1980s, the city is also known for its major sporting achievements by the Dallas Cowboys – who have won the Super Bowl several times.

There is so much more to Dallas than just striking, mirrored-glass skyscrapers, business centers and banking, and the city has developed into a lively and exciting tourism destination, filled with tourist attractions, fine restaurants, impressive shopping centers, a thriving nightlife and many seasonal events, such as the annual Texas State Fair.

For more information about Dallas and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142. 

Spotlight – Colleyville!

 Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Eighth Stop: Colleyville (Previously known as Coleysville)!

Situated in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, within minutes of DFW International Airport, Colleyville offers the best of both worlds—big city amenities and sophistication, coupled with the laid-back, friendly atmosphere of a small town. It’s a combination that has made Colleyville a premier destination in which to live, work or play.

This small community’s big attributes have not gone unnoticed; Money magazine named Colleyville to its list of “100 Best Towns in America.” The choice is easy to understand. Colleyville Center, the heart of the city’s cultural community, boasts an array of artistic programs, while the city’s extensive trail system is a beacon for those that like to hike or bike. And Colleyville’s impressive amateur sports parks match any found outside a major league field.

In addition, the city’s shopping options are some of the best in the area. From upscale boutiques or luxurious spas to an epicurean oasis or a familiar farmers market, Colleyville has something for everyone.
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Proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, providing easy access to world-class museums, bustling business centers and professional sports of every kind, completes the list of the city’s attributes.

If you haven’t visited Colleyville yet, you should check out their downtown. Besides having amazing restaurants and shopping destinations, it is such a BEAUTIFUL area!

For more information about Colleyville and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

Spotlight – Celina!

 Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Seventh Stop: Celina! Celina is on State Highway 289 and Farm Road 455, fifteen miles northwest of McKinney and twelve miles north of Frisco in northwestern Collin County. It was established in 1879 and named by John T. Mulkey for his native town, Celina, Tennessee.

 

As in all communities, the establishment of a school is of utmost importance. The first school was a small wooden structure that was in the neighborhood of the Jeff Malone residence. In 1906, a 2 story brick school building was completed on the campus where the Celina Independent School District Administrative offices are now. In 1915, this school was destroyed by fire. In 1916, another 2 story brick building with a basement was finished and school began in it. This

school was torn down and a new one completed and dedicated in April of 1943. This is the building presently being used for the CISD Administrative Offices.

Today, it’s an exhilarating time in Celina! Currently, estimated at  11,000,  the  City of  Celina’s  population has nearly doubled since  2010.  This pace makes Celina one of the fastest growing cities in the  Dallas-Fort  Worth  Metroplex.  Situated in high-growth   Collin   County and nestled between the major arteries of Preston Road to the east and the future Dallas North Tollway to the west,   Celina’s   maximum projected buildout population is approximately 350,000.

In other words,  Celina is positioned geographically,  demographically and economically to quickly become a big player in the North Texas metropolitan community.

Celina’s median household income is $92,000, with an average home value of $287,000. Residents are only minutes away from Frisco’s    “$5    Billion    Mile,” major hospitals,   and the top-ranked Prosper and Celina school districts.

Celina is a such a beautiful town with many shopping, dining and recreational things to enjoy. There are even vineyards close by. Celina has a high livability rate according to www.areavibes.com.

 

For more information about Celina and other Communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.