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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.

Back to 'Boggy Creek'

Published May. 18 2019

The Legend of Boggy Creek" is almost home—home, that is, on the big screen with a mid-June premiere of the...

It's ABBA for Clay's Golf & Guitars

Published May. 16 2019

A whole lot of ABBA has been going around Texarkana, and Clay's Golf & Guitars this Saturday continues the trend.

Dragons race Saturday at Bringle Lake

Published May. 16 2019

If you see dragons skimming the surface of Bringle Lake this Saturday, don't be alarmed.

Church hosts Sacred Harp singing

Published May. 16 2019

Washington Methodist Church hosts an all-day, a cappella Sacred Harp singing this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Philip Mann named new TSO conductor

Published May. 15 2019

The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra named Philip Mann as its new music director and principal conductor Tuesday at a Perot Theatre...

Documentary aims to air 'OffCenter' perspectives

Published May. 12 2019

Two documentary filmmakers aim to give voice to underrepresented lives in Texarkana through the new documentary movie "OffCenter," which premieres...

Children discover fun at TinkerTown Saturday

Published May. 10 2019

Children will explore, learn and tinker the day away during Saturday's DownTown TinkerTown, courtesy of the Texarkana Museums System.

RailFest: on track for fun

Published May. 9 2019

Saturday's RailFest brings the return of a country music headliner, this time with Parker McCollum on the main stage.

Auto museum's Spring Car Show next Saturday

Published May. 9 2019

Next Saturday brings another round of awesome automobiles downtown with the 14th annual Spring Car Show at the Four States...

Playwright offers a Mother's Day 'Rose'

Published May. 9 2019

Local playwright Vanessa Jackson-Fields brings her current production, "She's My Rose," to the stage Saturday at Octavia's Event Center.

Cafe's a-coming: Flying Crow to offer breakfast and lunch; preview slated for Saturday during RailFest

Published May. 6 2019

Graham Slam Bakery owner Emily Graham thinks The Flying Crow rail car, just down the alleyway from her downtown shop,...

Cinema summer: a movie preview

Published May. 5 2019

It may only be May and a little more than a month into spring proper, but the new movie season...

The battle never fought

Published May. 2 2019

The streets of downtown Jefferson and nearby Cypress River Ranch will fill with the cacophony of a battle that never...

Reader's Theater porch stories offer history lessons

Published May. 2 2019

Tonight's 12th annual Dr. Teretha F. Harper Reader's Theater takes a cue from a beloved part of the home and...

Pick your pony, don your hat

Published May. 2 2019

The annual Run for the Roses, as the Kentucky Derby is often called, brings with it plenty of Derby day...

First Ratha-Yatra Parade for Peace set for Saturday

Published May. 2 2019

Do not be surprised Saturday if you see a chariot being pulled along a downtown street with musicians and drummers...

Magnificent beast

Published Apr. 27 2019

The fearsome visage of the Acrocanthosaurus has been hidden away at Museum of the Red River for many months, but...

You can be Twice as Fine with wine May 4

Published Apr. 26 2019

Sipping wine will taste just as fine at Spring Lake Park on Saturday, May 4, during the Twice as Fine...

'Mamma Mia!' it's a musical!

Published Apr. 26 2019

Unbelievably catchy ABBA tunes turned into a jukebox musical comedy: That's "Mamma Mia!" presented by Texarkana Repertory Co. the two...

Hands-on with textiles at the Ahern Home

Published Apr. 26 2019

Terrific textiles allow P.J. Ahern Home visitors to take a spin through history Sunday during a "Spinning History" event presented...