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.'
WATCH: Murder Victim’s Mom Confronts Killer in TX Courtroom, Ends in Brawl
After the incident, the murder victim's mother told the media DeLeon had been laughing at her during her impact statement.
Texas Man Proudly Declares He Doesn’t ‘Help Wife’ at Home in Viral Video
A UPS Driver who works in Texas recently created a video that went viral on TikTok after he said he doesn't help his wife with domestic duties and/or with the four kids he shares with his wife.
Here are the 10 Most Snake Infested Lakes in Texas
Given that the Lone Star State has the largest number of snakes than any other U.S. state, it's good to be aware while enjoying our Texas lakes.
Make Plans to Visit the Oldest Bridge in Texas Before it’s Gone Forever
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.
Zip Code Envy: The 2 Most Desirable Suburbs in Texas
They "ran an online panel survey of 3,000 adults in the U.S. to find out which suburbs across America have the most appeal." Two Texas suburbs made the Top 10.
Why Are Texas People Unhappy About the Return of This Whataburger Menu Item?
Whataburger is bringing this item back "along with a couple of other limited offers, including chili cheese fries, the jalapeño cheddar biscuit, and the white chocolate raspberry shake."
It’s Surprisingly the No. 1 Most Stolen in Texas, Time to Sell It!
iPhones? Purses or wallets? Maybe a laptop, perhaps? Actually no. It's something much larger than that.
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.
Really? This is the Most Popular State Park in Texas for 2023?
I confess I was very surprised--but not disappointed. Because I loved living in this little Texas city during college.
Here is Why You Should Not ‘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.