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.
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.
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.
PHOTOS: Step Back in Time With This Video of a Tyler, Texas Brookshire’s in 1982
We love these photos taken from a 1982 video for Brookshire's at a Tyler, Texas store--they're both amusing and delightful. And may cause a bit of nostalgia.
President Biden Just Announced Debt Cancellation for Some Texas Students
According to a story shared on BuzzFeed, early on Friday, President Biden announced plans to cancel student loans for certain borrowers. The plan is to begin the process in February "as part of a new repayment plan that’s taking effect nearly six months ahead of schedule."
Hey You! H-E-B Needs Help From 1,000 People in Texas Right Now
Well, according to Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work in 2020 is is when it comes to competitive pay and benefits, as well as opportunities to grow in the company. Granted, that was almost four years ago now. But I know people who have at one point or currently work with H-E-B, and they enjoy it.
Will Walmart Remove Self-Checkout in Texas in 2024?
Walmart has removed self-checkout at several locations in one state -- could Texas be next?
Escape to These 10 Unique Airbnb Getaways in the Texas Hill Country
Whether you prefer dreamy, eclectic, glamping vibes, or whatever, there's a place to stay in this list of 10 interesting Texas Hill Country Airbnbs that will likely appeal to you.