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.'
You Will Love Texas DQ’s New Dipped Cone for Spring–Available Now!
Get ready Texas, DQ has announced a new dipped cone flavor for spring 2024 that sounds AMAZINGLY delicious.
‘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.
Popular Fast Food Chain Plans to Roll Out ‘Surge Pricing’ Soon in Texas?!
This pricing concept was revealed to a group of investors on February 15 by the president and CEO of Wendy's himself--Kirk Tanner.
Does a Warm Winter Mean Summer 2024 Will Totally Kill Us in ETX?
I've heard so many friends and colleagues wonder this out loud. Even though living in Longview, Tyler, or anywhere in East Texas, always means sometimes shockingly hot and humid summer days, we still hope it will be at least slightly more tolerable.
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.'
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.
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.
Heartbroken Right Before Valentine’s Day? Please Read This.
The majority of human beings have or will go through the heartbreaking experience of breaking up. Whether you've been married for years or were only dating for a while if you love someone and they end the relationship--or even if you have--it's easy to fall into a pretty sad state. You may even feel bottomed out and wonder if you'll ever be happy again.
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.
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.
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.