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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.

Outdoor sculptures coming to Texarkana

Published Apr. 23 2018

Colorful steel sculptures concocted by welding found objects together are coming to Texarkana for a six-month outdoor exhibit.

Shredding for the love of it

Published Apr. 21 2018

If you know local guitar wizard James Norton, you know he shreds with the best of them.

Dragon boats do battle at Bringle

Published Apr. 20 2018

With 20 paddlers moving in unison to propel a narrow, 42-foot long boat as its slices through Bringle Lake waters,...

Make a Whistlestop Saturday in Ashdown

Published Apr. 20 2018

ASHDOWN, Ark.—This year's Whistlestop Festival on Saturday brings live music, vendors and fun times for the family to Ashdown City...

'Fly the Line' this weekend

Published Apr. 20 2018

The annual "Fly the Line" organized by the Texarkana Radio Control Flying Club will put winged wonders in the sky...

Band Swap Party at park

Published Apr. 20 2018

To foster better relationships between musicians, get to know each other and just have fun playing, a local musician is...

Author to hold signing for book on Alamo cult

Published Apr. 20 2018

Nonfiction author Debby Schriver didn't want to write about survivors of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries cult when she was...

'I Can Only Imagine'

Published Apr. 14 2018

For Texas High School graduate Travis Mann, attending a local premiere of a movie that opened across the nation may...

Soul Session celebrates with special show

Published Apr. 13 2018

The monthly Soul Session events at Twin City Sports Bar have become so popular they necessitate a larger venue, even...

Chorale to hold Carnegie preview

Published Apr. 13 2018

The Texarkana Regional Chorale and local choirs head to New York City in two weeks for a Carnegie Hall performance...

View art, go fly a kite in Idabel

Published Apr. 13 2018

IDABEL, Okla.—Being told to "go fly a kite" may not sound very nice, but now that it's spring with warmer...

Painting on the porch

Published Apr. 13 2018

This weekend's Second Saturday Trade Days has a special artistic flair to it with a Paint on the Porch event...

Her artistic eye

Published Apr. 7 2018

Exploration is central to artist Judy Wright Walter's creative life, and she'd like to invite you along for the ride.

Local author's fiery story starts with an Embyr

Published Apr. 7 2018

For Texarkana writer Brittany Pate, her first novel relates the story of a beautiful woman caught up in the fiery...

'Sleeping Beauty'

Published Apr. 6 2018

The Moscow Festival Ballet brings a beloved ballet back to Texarkana with a performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" at the...

Schneider headlines Songwriters on the Edge of Texas

Published Apr. 6 2018

Songwriters on the Edge of Texas presents another rendition of fine Texas-tuned songwriting and singing when Bob Schneider headlines the...

Arkansas folk duo celebrates river with free local concert

Published Apr. 6 2018

The beauty and lore of the Ozarks inspire the Arkansas-based folk duo Still on the Hill, who will appear here...

Hammer Time, Prime Time at monster truck show

Published Apr. 6 2018

With names like Big Chief, Prime Time and the Punisher at the Four States Fairgrounds this Saturday night, you might...

200 years gone by

Published Apr. 6 2018

DODDRIDGE, Ark.—Two hundred years ago, the rural countryside where the Sulphur and Red rivers meet in Southwest Arkansas served as...

'Ready Player One': Visual delights zapped by flat characters

Published Apr. 4 2018

For anyone who came of age in the 1980s and surrounding decades, the film "Ready Player One" should stir up...