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."
You Won’t Believe the #1 Texas City Gen Xers are Moving to. (It’s Not Austin)
Well, we already know quite well by now that we're seeing a ton of new folks headed to Texas. At this point, that's likely understood by most. But it's still rather interesting to learn which of Texas cities, in particular, are attracting the most people--and what demographic of people, as well. No, it's not Austin or Dallas, Texas. Nope, it's not Houston, Texas, either.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
Who the Heck is This New Buc-ee’s Rival Moving into Texas?
Casey's General Store, now simply known as 'Casey's' since a 2020 re-branding move, is an Iowa-based convenience store chain that has announced plans to bring 22 stores to the North Texas area--which to most of us sounds like the Dallas, Texas area.
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.
Man Says These are the 5 BEST Public Hunting Spots in Texas
So these are the recommendations shared via the YouTube Channel called The Skinny Pine Hunting Co. He said his recommendations are "based on success rate data and quality of bucks."
If You Don’t Do This, Your Door Dash Order May Take Extra Long in Texas
Perhaps this is a way DoorDash is trying to encourage some to reconsider before opting out of tipping the people driving here and there to deliver your order. Or maybe they just want to reward people who offer more compensation to their drivers. Whatever the case, it may be something you want to consider.
This is Why Black Bears are Making a Comeback Here in Texas
Once upon a time in Texas, black bears had been a hunting target to the point where their presence was almost nil. However, they're back according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Buc-ee’s Lovers in Texas Ask Why There’s No Place to Sit and Dine? Now We Know
According to a story shared by MySanAntonio.com, a man named Dale Oldham asked: "Why don't Buc-ee's have a place to eat food bought there? It would at least be nice to have picnic tables outside somewhere."