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.'
WARNING: Police are Aware People are Shoplifting a Lot at This Texas Store
A recent post on the Kilgore, Texas Police Department Facebook page states that the Kilgore Police have been "inundated with shoplifting at Walmart over the last 7 days."
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.
This is the HOT Black Friday Item Texas People Will Be Shopping For
So, is the data showing the hottest item is some new hot-off-the-press video game or some other tech item? Actually, no.
Finally, Whataburger is Getting into the iced Coffee Game in Texas!
I can't begin to tell you how many times I've popped by the Whataburger closest to my house south of Tyler, Texas for a potato, egg, and cheese taquito and wished they had some kind of iced coffee option.
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.'
Warning–Stalking Crimes at Texas Stores May Increase During Holidays
Sadly, it has become so commonplace to hear of these things, we usually dismiss it. But when it happens in one of our East Texas cities, possibly to someone we know, we take heed. On a local social media group page, a young Tyler woman shared a frightening experience she had at the Tyler Walmart located at Loop 323 and 64.
We Found the Ultimate Hack to Avoid ‘Dry Turkey Syndrome’
I've used this method many, many times in the past when preparing chicken breasts and it makes all the difference in the world, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Is Walmart Planning to Do Away with Self-Checkout in Texas?
In New Mexico, three Walmart locations have done away with self-checkout. Is this the beginning of a new trend that we'll soon see here in Texas?
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.
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.
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.
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.