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.'
Looking for a Pretty, Affordable Texas City to Retire Where It Almost Never Rains?
So, whether you are looking to retire somewhere in Texas that is affordable, sunny most days of the year, and offers unique beauty many of us can appreciate, or you just want to go and see another side of this great state that we enjoy, you may want to plan a visit.
Here are 10 Fascinating Facts You May Not Know About Texas Gun Laws
Even the most avid and conscientious gun owners may find there are laws, policies, and considerations when it comes to gun ownership in Texas they didn't know.
Here is Why You Should Never ‘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.
15 Forbidden Foods that are Banned in the State of Texas
As for me, I appreciate the fact that some of these 'foods' aren't available or are out-and-out banned. In my opinion, some foods are potentially too dangerous and not worth the risk. Others are created or harvested in ways that seem so unethical, that consuming them seems beneath the dignity of otherwise caring, good-hearted people. Again, that's just my opinion.
The Biggest Prison in Texas is Both Huge and Intimidating [VIDEO]
Sitting on 20,518 acres, Wikipedia states this prison can house close to 4,200 inmates.
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.
5 Things Texans MUST Do Before Entering a Car Dealership in 2024
Being prepared before walking into a car dealership, or before making any major purchases for that matter, not only helps you before you commit to a major expense, but it also helps the professional serve you better.
Hail Damage? Here’s How to Repair Your Car in Texas Right Now
I'm grateful my car was in the garage, but I do have two skylights at my house and I spent some tense minutes staring up at them hoping that serious damage wouldn't collapse their integrity and cause rainwater (and more hail) to start falling in my house.
Study Shows Some Texas Employers Avoid Hiring New College Graduates
The study that was conducted by the Intelligent team posed different questions to 800 managers and execs who are involved in hiring new employees. The results reportedly revealed that "nearly 40% of those involved in the hiring process claim to prefer hiring older professionals as opposed to college undergrads."
[WATCH] Would You Ride in These Fancy Gondolas They May Build in Dallas, Texas?
"The Regional Transportation Council for North Texas will invite cities next week to pick their most congested areas for the autonomous gondolas to be built. These cities and the RTC will then work together to determine where in DFW the first Swyft Cities project will be built."
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.
8 Must-Watch Texas True Crime Series Available Now
But as for true crime, in my opinion, I'm sure there's something bizarrely fascinating about seeing the dark depths into which human nature can plunge. Also, perhaps it may be a good way to become more aware of the potential red flags that people with good intentions may be likely to miss.