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.'
Boom! See 7 of the Best Landmarks in Texas in Just One Long Weekend
It won't come as a surprise to any native Texan, but the Lone Star State is chock-full of iconic places to visit. This road trip will show you SEVEN of them.
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.
Can Texas Police Legally Search Your Vehicle Without a Warrant?
Everyone has been stopped at least once, or has witnessed a traffic stop, but what about having the police search their vehicles? Is it even legal for Texas police to do so without a warrant?
Will Walmart Remove Self-Checkout in Texas in 2024?
Walmart has removed self-checkout at several locations in one state -- could Texas be next?
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?
What a Fright: This is the Most Haunted Place in the State of Texas
Looking for a scare? Spend a night in this spooky location
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.
This Tyler, Texas Man Allegedly Stole Over $300K From Five People
He is currently scheduled to appear in court on August 19.
Here is How to Help Hurting Families in Uvalde, Texas Right Now
Here are some practical ways we can help these families suffering unspeakable sorry--today.
Search For Missing Student Suspended By Texas EquuSearch
The search is suspended until they obtain more evidence or information that would give them a specific area they could target to reinstate their search efforts.