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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.

Harmony and hope: Artist constructs 15-foot glass chandelier for Hempstead Hall

Published Sep. 22 2018

HOPE, Ark.—There are plenty of fancy chandeliers in the world, and then there's the wildly colorful and veritably vibrant art...

Take a tasty tour of downtown Thursday night

Published Sep. 21 2018

Delicious drinks, fine food, good company—such is the idea behind the Taste of Downtown on Thursday night at three downtown...

How Southerners mourned gracefully: At Ace and Ahern

Published Sep. 21 2018

Two temporary exhibits provide insight into a fascinating, albeit slightly macabre subject matter, and that's mourning customs.

High-energy 'Diary of a Worm' at the Perot

Published Sep. 21 2018

The Theatre for Young Audiences 2018-2019 series at the Perot Theatre kicks off Tuesday with a surprising trio of pals.

'Music and Movies' at TC focuses on keyboards

Published Sep. 20 2018

The Texarkana College Department of Music adds cinematic pizzazz to its program offerings Monday with a "Music and Movies" showing.

Going with the flow

Published Sep. 15 2018

For local artist Kegan Kidd, the organic flow of acrylic pouring paints provides a vibrant form of self-expression.

Historic home setting for Avinger Wine Festival

Published Sep. 13 2018

AVINGER, Texas—A relaxed, small-town setting beckons wine lovers Saturday for the annual Avinger Wine Festival, where visitors will enjoy the...

Video explores legend of Boggy Creek Monster

Published Sep. 13 2018

A glass boat, a suitably creepy vibe, the barren woods and Caddo Lake waters—all of this and more adds up...

Leatherwoods' music rooted in Americana

Published Sep. 13 2018

HOPE, Ark.—Hailing from Mountain View, Ark., the musical group The Leatherwoods specialize in acoustic music that visits various genres with...

In theaters this fall

Published Sep. 8 2018

Welcome back, old friend known as the fall movie season, your company will be much appreciated by moviegoers burrowed into...

Muses present opera classics with creativity

Published Sep. 6 2018

The creative spirits flow with song when The Muses visit the Regional Arts Center and regale the audience with opera...

Fun's coming home for the Fair

Published Sep. 6 2018

With a theme of "Fun Comes Home," the Four States Fair & Rodeo puts on its fancy boots, dons snazzy...

Atlanta State Park hosts guided night hike

Published Sep. 6 2018

ATLANTA, Texas—A walk in the woods with a beautiful setting and mysterious sights and sounds in the darkness make the...

A love for zombies, scream queens and KISS

Published Sep. 1 2018

Local artist and writer Brian Steward gets to wear many hats in his career, but a new one allows him...

Recipe exchange event preserves local flavor at museum

Published Aug. 31 2018

The Texarkana Museums System invites locals to share their beloved traditions Saturday at the Museum of Regional History—namely, family recipes.

'Odd' times for TexRep

Published Aug. 31 2018

Laughter abounds when Texarkana Repertory Co. presents a Neil Simon comedy classic, "The Odd Couple," on Sept. 7-9 and 14-16...

Randy Rogers Band tonight at Scottie's Grill celebration

Published Aug. 31 2018

Randy Rogers Band fans have been waiting for a much-anticipated new album from the hardworking Texas country band, but tonight...

Teen Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers winners all smiles at crowning moment

Published Aug. 27 2018

Teen winners for the 2019 Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Competition beamed the brightest of smiles from the Pleasant Grove High...

Reigning Supreme

Published Aug. 27 2018

The Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Competition crowned new 2019 titleholders Saturday night at the Pleasant Grove High School Performing Arts...

To bee or not to bee

Published Aug. 25 2018

Some hobbies may bring a sting, but sweet rewards are worth the momentary pain.