Tara Holley's first on-air experience was at age 3 on a jingle in Temple, Texas. Radio has been a part of her life ever since. She received a BA in Theatre and Communication in 2004 from McMurry University. Her professional journey includes theatre, Neilsen media research, advertising and marketing, creative writing and scripting, and more. However, radio has always been her first professional love. Tara writes about all things East Texas -- including fantastic food, Texas legends and lore, and lifestyle topics. She loves conversation, comedy, coffee, animals, philosophy, and the arts. Her basic life philosophy can be summed up in the words of the great Bill and Ted: “Be Excellent to Each Other.” Tara received the Mayor's ROSE (Recognition of Service and Excellence) Award in 2021 and the President's Club Award for Townsquare Media Tyler in 2021 for Contributor of the Year. She served on the Heart of Tyler Board of Directors from 2017-2022, was a 2-year Chair for the Downtown Tyler Film Festival, and served on the Tyler Civic Theatre Board for several years, as well. She is currently on the Tyler Music Friendly Advisory Board.'
HURRY: Visit the Oldest Bridge in Texas Before it’s Destroyed
We know Texas has lots of old bridges. However, we didn't know that the oldest bridge in Texas was THAT old--though perhaps it's not surprising.
The No. 1 Cheapest City to Live in Texas Will Surprise You
With more and more jobs being done remotely, it's changed the on-location work paradigm we've been living with for many years.
WARNING: Police are Aware People are Shoplifting a Lot at This Texas Store
A recent post on the Kilgore, Texas Police Department Facebook page states that the Kilgore Police have been "inundated with shoplifting at Walmart over the last 7 days."
Texas Woman Tells Off Man Who Wouldn’t Leave Her Alone at the Gym
"Don't come near me!" When exchanges escalated into following her around the gym and even yelling at her from across the gym, her patience ran out.
Here are the 10 Vehicles that are Stolen Most Often in Texas
statistically, there are some vehicles that are more likely to be stolen than others. And what's even more interesting? It's not even the newest cars necessarily that thieves target the most.
These 2 Texas Restaurants Make National List of Top 20 You Must Visit
We know we have great food in Texas. To be honest, as cool as it is to see these 2 Texas restaurants make the list, I think that number should be higher. But still, it's pretty fantastic to see them on a list taking every restaurant in the United States into consideration, ya know?
Zip Code Envy: The 2 Most Desirable Suburbs in Texas
They "ran an online panel survey of 3,000 adults in the U.S. to find out which suburbs across America have the most appeal." Two Texas suburbs made the Top 10.
Is Walmart Planning to Do Away with Self-Checkout in Texas?
In New Mexico, three Walmart locations have done away with self-checkout. Is this the beginning of a new trend that we'll soon see here in Texas?
One of the Most Gorgeous Places in Texas You Have Likely Never Seen
Whether solo or with the family, if you're into exploring the natural beauty of Texas by foot, bike, kayak, or otherwise, you ought to check this place out.
People Say These are the 5 Most Haunted Towns Here in Texas
I remember hearing stories about certain places in Texas being haunted, but never entire TOWNS. Until recently, that is.
Two Texas Cities Make ‘Top 10 Most Likely to Get in a Car Accident’ List
But no matter where you're driving, please 'drive like ya know each other.' And put the phone down, please. We want you to get where you're going SAFELY.
These are the 10 Prettiest Small Towns in Texas for a Road Trip
In the mood for a road trip? Experience the beauty of Texas by visiting these pretty little Texas towns.