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.'
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.
Wow! HUNDREDS of Sharks Caught on Video Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico
It happened during Shark Week, too. It's as if the sharks knew and had gathered for their annual conference.
The Ultimate Texas Bucket List: 30 Must-Do’s in the Lone Star State
From things to eat to places to see, this list has it all. Next time I am thinking of taking a road trip, which is most of the time, I'll definitely be going back to this list again and again.
WATCH: Alligator Has Become a Little Too Close for Comfort in One Texas Neighborhood
One resident shared they were unnerved by seeing the alligator staring at them--not to mention the little Yorkie dogs. They're concerned for their safety, too.
Patrick Mahomes’ Brother Arrested for Alleged Aggravated Sexual Battery in Overland Park, KS
The video shows Jackson Mahomes kissing the proprietor of a Kansas City Restaurant and Bar.
Did You Know the No. 1 College City in the U.S. is Right Here in Texas
Of all the college cities in the U.S., the best one is right here in the great state of Texas.
What?! Why Was Texas Ranked the 2nd Worst State in Which to Live?
What factors did CNBC use in order to "determine" that Texas should fall on its ranking where it did?