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Aaron Brand (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7640
E-mail: abrand@texarkanagazette.com
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.

Get your game on

Published Feb. 17 2018

If you see a blue trailer roll up with characters like Mario, Iron Man, LEGO Batman and Zelda all over...

'On Golden Pond' comes to the Perot

Published Feb. 16 2018

A family tale about the passage of time, the resilient bond of marriage and reconciliation between generations, the play "On...

Ministry offers dinner and a play for Saturday

Published Feb. 16 2018

Local writer Vanessa Jackson-Fields and her Woman with a Vision ministry present a post-Valentine's Day night out Saturday with an...

Writing it right: Workshop at the P.J. Ahern Home

Published Feb. 16 2018

Local scribes, take note: a creative writing workshop soon at the P.J. Ahern Home seeks to provide writing insights and...

R&B singer Case headlines Industry Night at BrightStar

Published Feb. 16 2018

Grammy-nominated singer Case comes to Texarkana to share his sweet R&B sound during a Saturday night show at BrightStar Theaters.

Artist and her art 'Go West'

Published Feb. 10 2018

For artist Terri deNatale, anywhere she's lived has afforded her connections to the natural world that find a prominent place...

Website gives you poetry perfection for Valentine's Day

Published Feb. 10 2018

Sometimes to express our affection to a loved one, we reach to another's words to help us share the sentiment.

Mardi Gras downtown celebration is today

Published Feb. 10 2018

With a grand parade, carnival rides, vendors and more, Texarkana celebrates Mardi Gras today downtown at Front Street Festival Plaza.

Mardi Gras meets Broadway style in TRC concert Tuesday

Published Feb. 9 2018

If you aim to celebrate Mardi Gras the right way, you might want to attend the Texarkana Regional Chorale's "Broadway...

Mardi Gras: more of everything

Published Feb. 9 2018

The colorful good vibes of Mardi Gras come alive in downtown Texarkana this Saturday with Mardi Gras 2018 at Front...

Find out what all the hype's about at local HYPECON

Published Feb. 9 2018

For Jesse Darby-Tillis II, HYPECON has been an enduring dream, one soon to be realized at the former Sears space...

Smoke and style: 4-States Drift Sunday at fairgrounds

Published Feb. 9 2018

Skilled drivers drifting their rides through corners as tires burn rubber make Sunday's 4-States Drift at Four States Fairgrounds the...

Music Reviews: David Duchovny

Published Feb. 9 2018

In an upcoming episode of "The X-Files," Fox Mulder gets mixed up with some paranormal forces and somehow believes he's...

'When I Rise': Documentary tells story of opera singer's rise to success

Published Feb. 3 2018

If you're unfamiliar with the name Barbara Smith Conrad, that's a shame but perhaps unsurprising.

Catch a 'Starcatcher' next weekend with TexRep

Published Feb. 2 2018

Texarkana Repertory Co. presents an origins story of sorts about one of the most famous fictional characters of all, Peter...

RAC hosts forward-thinking exhibit

Published Feb. 2 2018

An eclectic, inclusive and forward-thinking new exhibit now up at the Regional Arts Center through March 10 follows the subtitle's...

Mardi Gras celebrations poised to begin across the region

Published Feb. 2 2018

Texarkana has its very own Mardi Gras celebration rolling downtown on Saturday, Feb. 10, with an appropriate theme of "All...

Frederick Douglass comes alive in one-man show

Published Feb. 2 2018

Famous 19th century orator, writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass comes alive on the Hempstead Hall stage Thursday courtesy of local...

He's with the band

Published Jan. 27 2018

For anyone who attended the recent Four States Bandmasters Association Convention & Clinics, they likely saw a familiar scene in...

'Underground' photos tell of harrowing flights

Published Jan. 26 2018

The journeys fugitive slaves undertook along the Underground Railroad to seek their freedom tell of harrowing tales and courageous struggle.