Hi there! Radio has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first on-air performance was at the age of three on a jingle in Temple, Texas. From then on, despite a professional journey that has lead me through theatre, TV, media research and more, radio has always been my first professional love. I also enjoy and am an advocate for, the arts in all its various forms. I grew up in a creative household, and I have a natural attraction toward wordsmithery and creative endeavors. My basic life philosophy can be summed up in the words of the great Bill and Ted: “Be Excellent to Each Other.” In addition to music, of course, I also love writing, history, documentaries, films, conversation, kindness, animals, and basically most things. Wait... Wait. There are a couple of things I don’t love, like yogurt-covered raisins. Just no. Speaking of eating, I also enjoy culinary endeavors in the kitchen and have a certificate in plant-based nutrition, but I'm a "selective omnivore." I’ve lived all over Texas, but after receiving my BA in Theatre and Communication from McMurry University, I came back to East Texas. It’s an honor to share the day with you. X
My Favorite Way to Break Out of a ‘Life Rut.’ READ. Anything. Just Read.
It's one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to expand your intellectual horizons. What to read? It could be almost anything. And don't forget audio books!
Tara’s First Trip To Canton (A Fried Oreo Love Story)
If I'd been born somewhere else, it might be forgivable that I'd never ventured to First Monday. But I've lived in East Texas since I was twelve. I'll be back!
Well, I Tried One of These Plant-Based Burgers. And… [VIDEO]
Even if you are a die-hard carnivore, you may like this product. Just don't compare it to the greasiest burger you can find, cuz this ain't apples and apples.
Henderson Police Find THC-Infused Vapes & Edibles Disguised As Cheetos
Other substances were found, too--including a drug-infused liquid that that teenagers have been adding to soft drinks.
Trying to Curb Screen Time? I MAKE Myself Do These Things FIRST
Here are some things I make myself do before I let myself become a jelly roll on my couch. Ya know, to help me keep living real life before pushing play.
Texas Road Trip? San Antonio Park’s New Skywalk is Now Open!
If you've ever longed to wander among the tops of trees safely, this is the perfect opportunity to get a literal, and maybe metaphorical, change of perspective.
Tyler’s Utility Boxes Have Become Works Of Art [PHOTOS]
East Texas is known for its beauty--whether its architecture, azaleas, people, or certainly its roses. Even the utility boxes in Tyler are works of art.
My Favorite Way to Ward Off Anxiety–Garden Therapy
Getting in touch with nature is a powerful way to combat anxiety. It's great for kids, too.
My Ongoing Quest Toward Becoming a Morning Person [VIDEO]
I've found that the mornings when I rise early enough to have a bit of quiet time before the mad rush of the day begins, the entire day flows more smoothly.
Earth Day is April 22: Ways to Celebrate & Care for Our Little Blue Planet
Earth Day is not only a reminder to care for planet, but a celebration of the beauty of our little blue and green home in the Milky Way galaxy.
JOB FAIR: Big Tex Trailers in Wills Point Hosting Job Fair April 17
General work pay starts at $13 to $15.75 per hour. Welder pay starts at $15.75 to $17.25 per hour. Willing to work night shifts? That earns even more pay.
Summer Camp Guidelines From the CDC [VIDEO]
Many kids AND their parents are looking forward to the return of summer camps this year. However, here's what the CDC strongly recommends to keep our kids safe.