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.
Here are the 10 Vehicles that are Stolen Most Often in Texas
statistically, there are some vehicles that 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.
Did You Know the Fastest-Growing Port in the Entire U.S. is Here in Texas?
Of course, now that I think about it, we've been inundated with headlines revealing how many people are moving to Texas. Businesses are moving to Texas, too. And it is only reasonable to assume that could mean more traffic at Texas ports.
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.
SCARY! Shocking Video Shows Angry Bull Slam Texas Man into Wall
As much as many Texans enjoy the rodeo, most of us understand that means there are bound to be some truly frightening moments--like this one.
The No. 1 Cheapest City to Live in Texas Will Surprise You
With more and more jobs being done remotely, it's changed the on-location work paradigm we've been living with for many years.
Will Walmart Remove Self-Checkout in Texas in 2024?
Walmart has removed self-checkout at several locations in one state -- could Texas be next?
Video: Gun Pulled During a Fist Fight at a Texas Buc-ee’s
And of course, we understand when tempers flare, fights can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, this particular altercation which you'll watch below eventually led to one of the men pulling out a gun and aiming it at his 'opponent.'
Have You Heard About the Self-Checkout Scam at Texas Stores?
Concerned, the woman went to ask customer service about it, and according to the post, the Walmart employees told her it was a new scam going around. And here's how it allegedly works....
Can Texas Police Legally Search Your Vehicle Without a Warrant?
Everyone has been stopped at least once, or has witnessed a traffic stop, but what about having the police search their vehicles? Is it even legal for Texas police to do so without a warrant?
VIDEO: Look at This Huge Gingerbread Buc-ee’s This Texas Woman Built
Over the six years she has worked for Williamson County, she must've formed some solid relationships with her co-workers, because Vaters placed cut-outs of her fellow employees in the snowy scene.