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Aaron Brand (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7640
E-mail: abrand@texarkanagazette.com
Bio:
Aaron Brand has been a reporter at the Texarkana Gazette since 2002. He covers the arts, entertainment and features for the Gazette. His stories appear in the Accent pages of the newspaper's Friday and Sunday editions. A Chicago-area native and Cubs fan, Aaron has also lived in rural Indiana and Pacific Northwest cities including Portland, Ore. He studied English and received a Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College, then earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. His poetry has been published in various literary journals, and past work experience includes social work and teaching English composition at the college and university levels.

Couple plans restoration of downtown building as a long-term labor of love

Published Nov. 17 2018

A jail, offices for a "county attorney" and a justice of the peace, a dress shop, business college, photography studio,...

Wassailing you can go in Marshall

Published Nov. 15 2018

For those who would like to venture out of town to enjoy that Christmas spirit, two cities to the south...

Country, soul and dominoes

Published Nov. 15 2018

LINDEN, Texas—Country, soul and dominoes mix with libations to make for fun Friday nights now at VFW Post 6968 in...

A Christmas soiree, Old Town style

Published Nov. 15 2018

Step into Texarkana's Old Town on Thursday, Dec. 6, and enjoy what Christmas felt like back in the late 19th...

Do it like Sasquatch at Atlanta State Park

Published Nov. 15 2018

ATLANTA, Texas—If you find yourself living in the woods, you might make like a real wilderness survivor and cop a...

Throwing Joplin a birthday party at the Flying Crow

Published Nov. 9 2018

Texarkana's heritage gets the red carpet treatment on Saturday, Nov. 24, with a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Scott...

'Liquid Soul' on display at Regional Arts Center

Published Nov. 9 2018

Not every city can boast of an art exhibit with what is perhaps the longest photograph in the state of...

City under the spell of 'Mistletoe'

Published Nov. 9 2018

Texarkana falls under the spell of the Mistletoe Fair this next week, kicking off the winter holiday season with shopping...

Optimism with 'Annie' at SCT

Published Nov. 9 2018

The Silvermoon Children's Theatre's production of "Annie" is so keenly anticipated that the downtown theater group added two more performances.

Chamber music Monday at A&M-Texarkana

Published Nov. 9 2018

The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra continues its series of chamber music concerts on Monday at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

Local author gives up 9-5 to create 'Nightlord' realm of vampires and wizards

Published Nov. 5 2018

Imagine rolling out of bed, puttering your way to the in-home office, writing, eating when hunger calls, writing more, doing...

Festival brings folksy fall feeling to Broken Bow

Published Nov. 2 2018

BROKEN BOW, Okla.—At this time of year, Southeast Oklahoma blooms with fall colors, coming alive with vibrant yellows and reds.

Broad has the Broadway: A new pool hall and bar

Published Nov. 2 2018

Downtown Texarkana has a new spot to play pool and catch a game, making for two sports bars now along...

TC piano fest features French composers

Published Nov. 2 2018

The piano and great French composers go hand in hand, and that will be evident at next week's James Herrin...

At the edge of the war with Civil War Weekend

Published Nov. 2 2018

WASHINGTON, Ark.—The realities of life during a tumultuous time in our nation's history make the Civil War Weekend a must-see...

Two fun places for foodies in Shreveport-Bossier

Published Oct. 27 2018

If you find yourself on a quick day trip to the Shreveport-Bossier City area and long, in a couple of...

Chimpanzee love: Chimp Haven provides sanctuary and care for retired primates

Published Oct. 27 2018

KEITHVILLE, La.—Everyone deserves a comfortable retirement, and the chimpanzees who call Chimp Haven home perhaps deserve it more than most.

Fall in love: 'Shakespeare' is next for TexRep

Published Oct. 25 2018

See young William Shakespeare blossom as a writer and discover his muse with Texarkana Repertory Co.'s "Shakespeare in Love" production...

'Dad is Dope' in new play from Jackson-Fields

Published Oct. 25 2018

Local writer Vanessa Jackson-Fields has explored troubled family relationships, domestic violence and resiliency in several plays she's written for the...

Creepy fall, Halloween goodness

Published Oct. 25 2018

If you are searching for ways to celebrate the fall season and Halloween's spirited spookiness, here are a few options...