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.'
The 10 ‘Secret Spots’ Texas Burglars Look First When Invading Homes
Is your "safe spot" actually safe?
The Top 8 Must-Watch Texas True Crime Series Available to Stream Now
Are you a true-crime fan from Texas? This is for you.
Money Experts Say You Need This Much to Retire in Texas
How much money someone would need to be able to retire in Texas?
Hot Topic: Can Disposable Vapes Be Banned by the Texas Government?
Is this something you'd like to see?
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.
Watch Texas Woman Tell Off Man Who Wouldn’t Leave Her Alone at the Gym
"Don't come near me!" When exchanges escalated into following her around the gym and even yelling at her from across the gym, her patience ran out.
Report Says Texans Have a Pretty Short Life Expectancy. But Why?
If you live in Texas, you can expect to have a shorter life than if you lived elsewhere in America.
One of the Most Gorgeous Places in Texas You Have Likely Never Seen
Whether solo or with the family, if you're into exploring the natural beauty of Texas by foot, bike, kayak, or otherwise, you ought to check this place out.
How is This the Most Dangerous College Campus in the State of Texas?
The data is based on the schools with the highest number of violent crimes, which for this purpose include rape, murder/manslaughter, robbery, and/or aggravated assault. They looked specifically at incidents that took place from 2019 to 2021.
The Top 8 Most Haunted Places in Texas You Can Legally Visit
I wouldn't be fully comfortable visiting these Texas places after dark. Although part of me would--depends on how brave I'm feeling on any particular day.