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 on 101.5 KNUE.
Thankful For Siblings: Happy Birthday Tonya
Today was my sister Tonya's birthday. This is my reflection on what a gift she has been and how our sibling and friend relationships are truly priceless.
Auditions For ‘Little Women’ Are September 30 And October 1
I love this story. There's nothing quite like performing a play you love on-stage to truly enmesh yourself in the story--it stays with you forever.
Celebrate ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary At Times Square Cinema
For those of us who grew up with Ross, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, and Joey, this show will be a part of us forever.
A Shout Out To Manager Jessica At Zoe’s Kitchen In Tyler
Sometimes it's the simplest things that can turn our days around and help us keep it all in perspective. So--thank you Jessica. You went above and beyond.
Tara’s Thoughts On Living Without So Much Stuff
After I sent the extra stuff packing, I felt rather liberated. We don't realize the psychic energy we have attached to all of the things we own.
Taco Bell In East Texas Now Offers New Vegetarian Menu
It's always been simple to order a vegetarian meal off of the menu. The difference is simply that they've added two new permanent items to the menu.
Why Not See Our East Texas Towns With Fresh Eyes?
Sometimes we take the towns we live in for granted. We don't always realize the charm they have for, say, road trippers from OTHER towns passing through.
Ways To Make The First Day Of Autumn Feel Special
Many don't spend much time thinking about the autumnal equinox. Unlike our ancestors, our lives aren't as tied to the seasons and the land on which we live.
Wanna Invest But Don’t Know Where To Begin?
Like it or not, so much of life is helped or hindered by how well we are able to handle our money--that includes knowing how to invest it.
ETX Brewing Co Hosts ‘Trivia Bingo’ September 19
As someone who enjoys both bingo AND trivia, this sounds like so much fun. Throw in some tasty East Texas brews, and what's not to love?
Impress Your Date: ‘Sip & Shop Date Night’ Is September 21
Van leaves from Tyler! You and your date will be returned wined, dined, shopped, and happy. The seats fill up fast so I'd connect today to make a reservation.
FDA And CDC Warning: Don’t Give ‘Pig Ear Treats’ To Your Dog
You may not even want to touch them. The CDC said "a total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 33 states."