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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.

TSO enters a new era as Mann takes the helm

Published Jul. 12 2019

The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra embarks upon a new era for its upcoming season, the first with Philip Mann as music...

Say hello to 'Aloha' shirt exhibit

Published Jul. 12 2019

IDABEL, Okla.—If the Hawaiian shirt evokes feelings of relaxed sartorial splendor, a new exhibit now up at the Museum of...

See the future that never happened

Published Jul. 11 2019

With the advent of a more industrial world, thoughts about the future took hold of our imaginations in a different...

Balloon rally brings a glow to Shreveport

Published Jul. 11 2019

Glowing hot air balloons bring color and magic to the LSU-Shreveport campus Friday and Saturday during the CenterPoint Energy Red...

Go back to the moon with TMS this month

Published Jul. 10 2019

The Texarkana Museums System will take you to the moon in July in honor of the 50th anniversary of the...

Enjoy getting Lost in the Attik Saturday at Jack's

Published Jul. 10 2019

For Texarkana native Jed Harrelson, a Saturday night Fat Jack's Oyster and Sports Bar show will exhibit why, for him,...

Go 'Loco' and more for live music

Published Jul. 4 2019

This post-Independence Day weekend affords us the freedom to let loose with live music at local venues.

Jurassic Adventure awaits at Central Mall

Published Jul. 4 2019

Dinosaur dreamers can get up-close thrills with 50 life-sized prehistoric beasts coming to Texarkana this weekend.

WWE bringing live SummerSlam event to Texarkana

Published Jul. 4 2019

WWE brings the summer party to Texarkana with its Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour on Friday, July 26.

Feel the comedy of Earthquake Friday

Published Jul. 4 2019

Get ready to rumble with laughter tonight at the 4th of July Comedy Explosion with comedian Earthquake as headliner.

Project brings art to Bringle Lake Park

Published Jul. 3 2019

A quiet spillway at Bringle Lake Park has transformed in recent weeks from a haven for graffiti and weeds to...

Texarkana's Allie Graves wins Miss Texas Outstanding Teen

Published Jul. 2 2019

Texarkana's Allie Graves was named Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2019 on Friday night in Richardson, Texas, besting 38 other contestants.

Norwood inhabits 'Eagle & Phenix'

Published Jun. 28 2019

For poet Nick Norwood, a Texarkana-area upbringing has proven to be fertile territory to inspire his endeavors in verse.

Parisian plans: TRC season includes a Paris tour

Published Jun. 28 2019

To Paris the Texarkana Regional Chorale will go during the upcoming 2019-2020 season with bookends of the "Autumn in Paris"...

'History Alive' message: Know the past, shape the future

Published Jun. 26 2019

African drumming, entrepreneurship, fashions and more will celebrate African American culture during Saturday's "Keeping History Alive" program at Texarkana College's...

Rekindled Sparks in the Park light up the night Saturday

Published Jun. 26 2019

Sparks in the Park plans fizzled only to be rekindled a month ago, and now that annual Independence Day celebration...

New location, same spirit for Arrow Fest II

Published Jun. 26 2019

The Arrow Bar's friendly spirit may have migrated to its new 110 E. 36th St. location, but expect the same...

Texarkana native JAMs to life as a pastry chef

Published Jun. 21 2019

For one Texarkana native, decorating six cupcakes at a local food festival seems to be all that stood between her...

Learn Miller County history at bicentennial chat

Published Jun. 20 2019

A Sunday afternoon lecture at the P.J. Ahern Home Museum about Miller County and the Arkansas Territory continues the celebration...

Randy Rogers Band back in town

Published Jun. 20 2019

Weather prevented a Randy Rogers Band show here in early May, but you might say the Texas-based country act was...