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.'
How in the World Can Watching Scary Movies Make Us Feel…Happier?
I noticed after a few weeks that after watching an episode I would often feel a lift in my mood. I felt more energy and more mentally alert.
Peek Inside the Legendary Texas Home of Late ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill
This nearly 20,000 square foot home was custom built for ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill back in 2003.
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.
Wow! A Very Rare Two-Headed Snake is on Display at a Waco, Texas Zoo
As un-fond as I tend to be of snakes, there's something about Pancho and Lefty who live at a Texas Zoo that makes me feel compassion for them...or, um...HIM.
The 15 Best Places for Sandwiches in Tyler, TX? Local People Chime in
I love muffulettas so much. I also get serious cravings for Reubens on marbled rye. Other times, some kind of chicken salad sandwich on a croissant is calling my name. And don't even get me started on my occasional heartfelt longings for a Monte Cristo. Yum. What about you?
Here Is How to Help Hurting Families in Uvalde, Texas Right Now
Here are some practical ways we can help these families impacted by this unspeakable tragedy.