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
What Finally Helped Me Remember People’s Names–Which They LOVE
We all share a basic human need to feel "seen." It's wired into our DNA. So, remembering people's names, and using them is a lesson worth learning.
Space X & NASA: We’re Going Back to the Moon for the First Time Since 1972
It's official: NASA has awarded a $2.9 billion dollar contract to SpaceX to build the starship that will take us back to the moon for the first time since 1972
TX House Gives Preliminary OK to Tyler Rep. Matt Schaefer’s Handgun Bill
Not all conservatives are comfortable with the "Constitutional Carry" idea. Even Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has expressed concern.
Ben & Jerry’s Tweet About Defunding Police Causes Some to Switch to Blue Bell
Political views aside, eating Blue Bell is always a good idea. Cuz, it's Blue Bell and this is Texas, for heavens sake.
[WATCH] This Cheer Routine Made Trinity Valley Community College the Champs
They rallied in the finals, finishing with a score of 98.9667, which put them in the lead, in front of the now quite famous Navarro College Cheer Team.
Brookshire’s Offering Two Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics Per Week
You will need to set an appointment, however. You can go ahead and schedule appointment up to 7 days ahead of time. We've got the link for you here.
My Sister’s ‘Magic Cookie’ Recipe–Plus, They’re Good For You!
NO really, they're delicious. AND they are good for you. I mean, as a dessert. I'm not saying they should replace your green smoothie, but...you get me.
A Scientifically-Proven Workout in Just SEVEN Minutes–Yes, Please.
You'll want to do each of the these exercises for 30 seconds each. After each 30-second stint, make sure and take a 10-second break before resuming.
Confession: Things I Love (and HATE) About Having a Pool
Of course, there are many perks. But. Anybody who has been responsible for keeping a pool operational knows--the struggle is real, y'all.
TX Senate Pass Bill: Orders National Anthem at Pro Sports Events
If it becomes law, all professional sports teams in Texas with contracts with state government would have to play the National Anthem before their games.
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!