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.'
Report Says Texans Have a Pretty Short Life Expectancy. But Why?
If you live in Texas, you can expect to have a shorter life than if you lived elsewhere in America.
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."
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.
The 17 East Texas Inmates Currently Sitting on Death Row
Although dates for execution have not yet been set, some of those East Texans on this list have been there for a long time--surprisingly long, actually.
The Most ‘Haunted’ Camp in Texas May Actually Be Here in Tyler, Texas. Strange Story.
If you have interest in paranormal claims, you may find it fascinating that "ghost hunters" have ventured to Camp Ford. The claims made were surprising to many.
Here is Why You Should Not ‘Top Off’ Your Gas Tank in Texas
Not only is 'topping off the tank' in Texas dangerous, but it can also damage delicate systems in your vehicle.
Buc-ee’s, Baby! 12 Things You Didn’t Know About This Texas Fan Favorite
We've got much to discuss, my friend. From beaver nuggets and brisket to bathrooms and beverages--let's get started.
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