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.'
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.
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.
[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."
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.
TikTok Mom Shares Video of Her Baby Showing the Early Signs of Autism
Did you see the video this posted of her baby on TikTok to help other parents discern the earliest signs of autism in their child?
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.
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.
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.
10 ‘Secret Spots’ Burglars Check First When Invading Texas Homes
Unfortunately, some burglars may check online to research the places people think may offer an added level of security for their valuables, so they know where to look. After all, the World Wide Web is available to a large portion of the population.