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Get Ready for Day 2: Head to Southlake Art in the Square 2014!

There’s no question that Day 1 of Southlake Art in the Square 2014 was a huge success – fantastic art, great live performances, and amazing entertainment and food choices!

It’s clear that the Southlake Women’s Club knows how to throw a party.

Now, let’s look at what Day 2 has in store. The festival is open from 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. The Main Stage has an incredible lineup of performers all day long:

Fastlane – 12:30-2 p.m.

Popular Eagles tribute band.


Jessie Frye / Kaela Sinclair – 3-5 p.m.

Singer/songwriter act from Denton, TX.

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Derek Anthony – 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Anthony can best be described as a contemporary country style with some traditional taste of country music embedded into his sound and feel.  Most comments from fans are a cross between Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley style/sound, but of course, Anthony prefers to have his unique sound to stand out from the rest of the pack.

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The Cadillac Three – headlining at 8:30-10:30 p.m.

The Cadillac Three have emerged with a sound all of their own, a sound that hovers between radio-ready country anthems, hard-and-heavy rock and traditional Southern folk. You could call it country fuzz, you could call it hipster-billy, you could call it any number of over-hyphenated, adjective-strewn things but when you boil it all down there’s only one way to describe it: damn good music, as pure and refreshing as a country creek.

Cadillac Three

We hope to see you at the Main Stage!

Click here for a look at the full schedule.

Be sure to download the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty cheat sheet here – it’ll give you a list of must-do’s for the day.

Follow what’s happening with Art in the Square this weekend – and join the conversation. Use the hashtag #aits2014 when you post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites and see what others are posting at Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud multi-media sponsor for Art in the Square. 

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.


GCISD Names New Head Football Coach at Grapevine High

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Via GCISD news release:

The GCISD Board of Trustees has named Randy A. Jackson as the head football coach of Grapevine High School. Jackson comes to GCISD with 24 years of education experience; 14 of those years he has served as a head coach, most recently at Plano East High School in Plano ISD.



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The Best Easter Egg Hunts and Activities for the Whole Family in Dallas and Surrounding Cities!


Looking for an Easter Event or an Egg Hunt in Dallas or surrounding areas? See what’s hopping this year in the metroplex!

Going on an Egg Hunt

Taking the kiddos on an Easter egg hunt is always a joy. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden features members-only egg hunts. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of tulips and spring blooms, participants are divided into age-appropriate groups, so everyone has a fair shake at egg-gathering. (We hear tickets are going fast, so reserve your spots today.)

Pooch Parades

You know the Easter season is officially upon us when you see Dallas pooches flaunting their Sunday best! The annual Easter in Lee Park and Pooch Parade is a must-attend event. In addition to the pup parade, participants enjoy music, food and vendors.

Neighborhood Eggstravaganza

Some of your favorite neighborhoods sponsor egg hunts — and you need only show up with enthusiasm and an egg-collecting basket. One of our favorites is the University Park Eggstravaganza, which takes place this weekend in Goar Park. Additional activities at this annual event include photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bounce houses, snacks and music.

Easter Eats

Many of the chefs at your beloved restaurants are preparing seasonal offerings for Easter brunch. Some of the restaurants we recommend include FearingsLark on the ParkToulouse Cafe and Bar, and Oak. Be sure to make your reservations now, because tables fill up quickly. (- From )

Here are some Easter Event Highlights in our area:
Highland Park – Easter Egg Hunt
Uptown – Easter Brunch!
Lakewood – Easter Weekend at Dallas Arboretum
Southlake –Easter in the Park
Colleyville Easter Egg Hunt
Dallas – Easter in the Park
Easter Events by City / Neighborhood
Allen – Eggcellent Family Adventure
Aubrey – 15,000 Easter Egg Drop & Family Picnic
Bedford – Easter Egg Celebration in Bedford (click on Easter tab)
The Colony – Spring Eggstravaganza!
Coppell – EGGstravaganza
Dallas – University of Dallas Alumni Easter Egg Hunt
Denton – Easter Eggstravaganza
Flower Mound – Easter Egg Scramble
Fort Worth – Fort Worth Stockyards – Texas Sized Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt
Frisco – Aqua Egg Hunt + Easter Eggstravaganza
Garland – KidFest at Fire Wheel Town Center
Gainesville – Frank Buck’s Zoo Extravaganza
Grand Prairie – Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt +  Easter Egg Hunt at Kirby Creek Indoor Pool
Grapevine –Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Nash Farm
Highland Village – Easter Egg Hunt
Irving – Spring Egg Hunt and Easter Celebration +  Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Keller –Tree-Mendous Spring Egg Scramble
Lewisville – 25th Annual Funny Bunny Festival
McKinney – 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Individuals with Special Needs and their Families +  Easter Egg-Stravaganza

– Easter Round Up at Hi View Ranch – (214) 564-5573

Oak Lawn – Easter Egg Hunt on the Village Green
Plano – Easter Egg Hound Hunt
Richardson – Spring Fling: An Eggstravaganza
Rockwall – Easter Egg Hunt
Rowlett – Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt
Round Rock – Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt (registration required)
Wylie – In Synch Exotics Easter Egg Hunt

Stay updated on everything fabulous happening this Easter on Pinterest! Visit for more info.

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.


Enjoy Resort Living on Lewisville Lake

On a 1.3-acre lot, the four-bedroom home at 610 Stowe Lane is elegant inside and extraordinary outside. Listed by Marilyn Newton for $825,000.

A large Mediterranean-style home near the popular Lewisville Lake offers great views from beautifully designed rooms and from a private balcony and covered patio. On a 1.3-acre lot, the four-bedroom home is elegant inside and extraordinary outside with an infinity-edge pool, a dramatic waterfall, an outdoor kitchen and fire pit to enjoy living in this resort-style home. Near Denton’s excellent shopping and entertainment, the two-story home at 610 Stowe Lane in Lakewood Village is being offered for $825,000.
610 Stowe Lane, Lakewood Village, 75068, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living
Enter the 4,192-square-foot home through double iron doors into an inviting foyer that leads to the bright and spacious living areas. The two-story living room has a carved fireplace, while a curved staircase with iron railings leads upstairs to a game room, three bedrooms and two baths.
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New on the Market – Come See These Homes in Preston Hollow, Park Cities {Video}

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 3108 St. Johns Drive | Highland Park | Listed for $1,700,000

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French influenced home features pier and beam foundation, brick veneer with cast stone trim, handsome wood casement windows, slate paver surfaces, and pool with water wall. Spacious interiors include five bedrooms, five baths, formals, library, family room, and wine room.
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Robbie Briggs Featured as Allegiance Industry Thought Leader {Video}

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Why is Dallas such an exciting place to live right now? Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, counts the ways in a new video produced by Allegiance Title Company.

“We’re very pro-business (in Texas) and that makes real estate values surge,” Briggs says. “Dallas is outpacing the nation … in real estate.”

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Best of Fall – Must-do Activities in Dallas

Did you feel that? Yes, even though it’s raining outside this Monday morning, the temperature has finally dropped into boot-friendly temperatures! With the heat retreating at last, we can don our favorite scarves, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and check out the best events of fall in Dallas! (Don’t worry. We’ve got plenty of indoor fun for you and the whole family for all those wet Mondays to come. . .)


Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park

Through January 5, 2014



The festival debuted last year during the State Fair of Texas, and it was so popular that its run was extended. Back for its second year, this exquisite illuminated exhibit still enchants us at night. You won’t want to miss the 52-foot porcelain pagoda handmade from 68,000 plates, bowls, spoons and wine cups.


Autumn at the Arboretum

Through November 27


The Dallas Arboretum’s incredible fall transformation includes 50,000 orange pumpkins, green squash and speckled gourds spread throughout pumpkin village. Take an evening stroll through the pumpkin patch before settling in for one of the fall concerts on the lawn.


Animal Inside Out at Perot Museum

Through February 17, 2014

Created by Body Worlds mastermind Dr. Gunther von Hagens, this exhibit offers museum-goers an unprecedented — and, at times, creepy — look into animals’ anatomy. Explore 100 preserved specimens and learn about the incredible science of some of the world’s most interesting mammals.


Purple Stride – Pancreatic Cancer Run

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November 9th, 2013

The Dallas/Fort-Worth Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will present the PurpleStride DFW 5K timed run and 1-mile awareness walk, bringing together pancreatic cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters to raise money to help advance research, support patients and create hope.



Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Klyde Warren Park
1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75201



Taste & See – Presented by Art House Dallas


Art House Dallas, a local non-profit organization focused on cultivating creative community, will celebrate its third anniversary with its Taste & See event, a night of hospitality featuring food and drinks by local vendors as well as live entertainment by Dallas artists and musicians.

The evening will highlight some of the very creativity Art House Dallas cultivates, including live music by local singer-songwriters Kirk Thurmond, Kelsey Lewis and Cary Pierce, an art gallery with works for sale and a silent art auction featuring the work of Dallas artists. Partygoers will also enjoy hors dʼoeuvres by local culinary artists, as well as beer, wine, and coffee provided by Grapevine Craft Brewery, Times Ten Cellars and Cedarwood Roasting Company.

All proceeds from the evening benefit Art House Dallas initiatives, programming and events for 2014. More info at the Art House Dallas/Facebook


Thursday, Oct. 17th, 2013 at 6 p.m.

The Filter Building
2810 White Rock Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214



North Oak Cliff Music Festival at Lake Cliff Park

November 2


Now in its second year, this music fest is bringing acts such as Jason Eady, Black Lillies, The Relatives, Daphne Willis, Band of Heathens, Seryn, Ian Moore, Ruthie Foster and Bob Schneider to its stage.

In addition to a full day of concerts, enthusiasts can indulge in complimentary bites from local food trucks and children’s activities. Pets are welcome too.


Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

November 28

This Dallas tradition, now in its 46th year, is our favorite way to start the holiday — mainly because it eases the guilt for the meal we’re about to consume, and it supports a good cause. Join fellow Dallasites — some of whom are decked out in turkey and pilgrim costumes — at City Hall Plaza for the 5K or 8-mile race.