Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers

Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers were married in 1965 and soon became involved with Keep Texas Beautiful. Both were business owners with a passion for keeping Texas clean and beautiful. Acers, a former FBI agent, secured the partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, and named the Governor's Community Achievement Awards while working as the executive assistant to Gov. Allan Shivers.

Ebby is well-known as the "First Lady of Real Estate," and has been selling homes in the Dallas area for more than 60 years. Ebby Halliday REALTORS is now one of the largest privately owned residential real estate firms in the country. Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award recognizes businesses with environmental principles supporting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission.