DALLAS (Dallas Morning News) – The buzz around town is not about the Mavericks or the Cowboys this week, but about local real estate legend Ebby Halliday and her 99th birthday.
Although her birthday is today, the celebration began Friday and will continue until tomorrow.
The founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors, which began in 1945 and is now a $4 billion business, wanted a low-key birthday, but Dallas did not think that was suitable.
The festivities began Friday night at the Dallas Mavericks game, where her favorite player, Dirk Nowitzki, presented her with an autographed team ball, and have continued on party buses, in church, at the Winspear Opera House and with lunch with T. Boone Pickens.
“If I live to be a hundred, and the celebration is any faster or more furious, I won’t be able to stand it,” Halliday said.