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 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.
Treasury Department To Speed Up Efforts To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
She was born enslaved in 1822. After her escape, she used her freedom to secure freedom for others, via the Underground Railroad. Hero.
A Self-Care Checklist For The Exhausted And Depressed Among Us
More than ever, we must be intentional about caring for ourselves. Like--really. It's not just optional anymore.
Really, Really, REALLY Last-Minute Gift Ideas
Thank you, gift gods, that there are still one or two gift ideas that still seem to be well-received by most people and come across as thoughtful, even. Ready?
Giving Cash As A Gift–Impersonal Or Preferable?
When it comes to gift-giving, there's dissension among the ranks as to whether or not this is an acceptable option. Here's the deal.
But, Here’s Why You May Want To Avoid Using The Word “But”
If you need to have a tough conversation, but you don't want to discredit the positive feedback either, there are better ways to do that.
Need A Mental Break? Get Out In Nature & Just Be In it
[VIDEO] It's hard at first. But if you're truly looking for stress relief, give it a try. Nature has a way of helping us clear our minds and calm our hearts.
Protect Your Mornings–It Sets The Tone For Your Entire Day
Give yourself this time. Guard it as if your happiness depends on it. The better you take care of yourself, the better you can care for others.
Taking A Bath Can Be Healing–For You Too, Guys
Bathing is not just about “getting clean.” That’s perhaps the main reason baths are an indispensable part of my daily ritual. I recommend for men, too. ;)
Self-Care Needs To Be One Of Our Highest Priorities
When we take care of ourselves, we are much better able to care for those in our lives. You deserve it. And so do they.