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.'
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 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.
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.
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.
Hot Topic: Will Disposable Vapes Be Banned in Texas?
The report says the decision is because of the concern over potential risks to the health of kids, as well as the negative impact the device could have on the environment.
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.
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.
Much Loved Tyler Restaurant Will Be Featured on Popular Online Show
And now people all over the U.S. will be able to get a closer look at the incredible food so many have come to love in East Texas. America’s Best Restaurants will be bringing their 'roadshow' to this Tyler Restaurant on January 10.
Will Walmart Remove Self-Checkout in Texas in 2024?
Walmart has removed self-checkout at several locations in one state -- could Texas be next?
Have You Heard About the Self-Checkout Scam at Texas Stores?
Concerned, the woman went to ask customer service about it, and according to the post, the Walmart employees told her it was a new scam going around. And here's how it allegedly works....
People in Texas Share Strong Feelings Over Being Charged for Bags at Stores
The employee clarified that yes, the bags were for her purchases that she'd JUST made at the store. When she asked what alternative did she have to take her purchases out of the store, he told her she could either put them in her purse or carry them out.