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.'
‘If You See Them, KILL Them.’ Harmful Jumping Worms Will Invade Texas [VIDEO]
Some headlines are just so weird they make you stop and ask yourself what the heck is even happening these days? At the same time, when we get so used to bizarre headlines, you may be at the point where you're not even really all that surprised.
Texas Bluebonnets are Expected to Be Extra Gorgeous This Year–Best Time to Visit
According to KXAN based in Austin, Texas, "The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center released its official spring wildflower forecast for Central Texas Wednesday morning." A representative for the Wildflower Center told KXAN that the upcoming bluebonnet season is 'looking really good.'
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 Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the State of Texas
Statistically, some vehicles 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.
15 Things You Do that Make Your Home a Target for Burglars in Texas
These are things I've been considering lately regarding my own home near Tyler, Texas. Although I do have a quite robust security system, it is still good to be aware of things that may make your home a target for burglars.
They Say This Hotel is One of the Most Haunted Places in Texas [VIDEO]
To be honest, I can't wait for this project to be completed. Their new website is downright compelling--take a look. I can't wait to see what it looks like when they're done. Now whether or not I'll get up the nerve to spend the night there...well, that remains to be seen.
Money Experts Say You Need This Much to Retire in Texas
Also, it makes a difference WHERE you plan to retire when it comes to making sure you'll have enough to retire comfortably. Author Jake Arky gives information on all of the U.S. States in his story, which is fascinating to see. But of course, we wanted to zero in on Texas.
Which East Texas City is Home to the ONLY Natural Lake in Texas?
Even though I'm a native Texan and have lived in East Texas since I was a tween, I wasn't aware of that. I found it particularly interesting given that we live in such a lake-centric area. I love getting out on one of our East Texas lakes and feeling the daily stresses just start to slide off my psyche that butter on a hot roll.
This UT Austin Graduate’s Work May Soon Extend the Life of Your Beloved Dog
LOY-001 is designed for the bigger dogs that tend to have shorter lives than their smaller counterparts and according to Loyal's research, aims at a hormone in dogs that not only causes larger growth in canines but can also contribute to a faster aging process.
Why Does Slicing Through Wrapping Paper Make Us Feel Good?
Next time you feel a little crazy for finding that random moment when those scissors glide-cut through that bright green, snowman-covered paper, just enjoy the moment.
Man Says These are the 5 BEST Public Hunting Spots in Texas
So these are the recommendations shared via the YouTube Channel called The Skinny Pine Hunting Co. He said his recommendations are "based on success rate data and quality of bucks."
Why Has Dolly Parton Been Sleeping in Her Makeup Since the 80s?
To be honest, if I worked that hard on my makeup every day and was as lovely as she is, I wouldn't want to take it off either.