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.'
Warning–Stalking Crimes at Texas Stores May Increase During Holidays
Sadly, it has become so commonplace to hear of these things, we usually dismiss it. But when it happens in one of our East Texas cities, possibly to someone we know, we take heed. On a local social media group page, a young Tyler woman shared a frightening experience she had at the Tyler Walmart located at Loop 323 and 64.
These 2 Texas Restaurants Make National List of Top 20 You Must Visit
We know we have great food in Texas. To be honest, as cool as it is to see these 2 Texas restaurants make the list, I think that number should be higher. But still, it's pretty fantastic to see them on a list taking every restaurant in the United States into consideration, ya know?
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?
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.
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
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.
Take a Look at 10 Spectacular Texas Restaurants that are Celebrity-Owned [PHOTOS]
After looking through some of these celebrity-owned restaurants in Texas, there are at least 3 that I can't WAIT to try. But that's mostly because the food sounds amazing.
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 ‘Chikins’ Take Revenge: Did You See this Fight at a Texas Chick-fil-a?
"911 what's your emergency, please?" "There's a bunch of cows and chickens fighting on the side of the road." "..." *click*
Here is How to Help Hurting Families in Uvalde, Texas Right Now
Here are some practical ways we can help these families suffering unspeakable sorry--today.
Sick Dolphin Dies on the Texas Coast After People Try to Ride Her
A good reminder to all of us--especially those who claim to love animals--that these are living beings worthy of our help.