The Bend Magazine Celebrates a Decade of Local Stories

A Decade of Local Stories

A retrospective look at 10 years of The Bend Magazine.

photo of covers of The Bend Magazine over the years

A retrospective of Volume I Issue I, a closer look at the people behind The Bend Magazine, sentiments from longstanding contributors, The Bend origin story and more all in celebration of …. A decade of local stories.

Volume 01, Issue 01

a photo of the first cover of The Bend Magazine in April 2014

The first issue of The Bend Magazine was published in April 2014, with a quintessentially coastal photo of a sand sculpture by artist Fred Mallett gracing the cover, and an ambitious mission to encapsulate Coastal Bend life with its stories. >> Take a trip back in time to April 2014. 


The Bend Origin Story 

photo of the founders and owners of The Bend Magazine, Jordan and Kaley Regas
Photo by Charlie Neuenschwander

In honor of The Bend’s 10th anniversary, founders and owners Kaley and Jordan Regas look back at the publication’s beginnings, the challenges of starting a small print publication business and how they knew betting on The Bend Magazine was worth a shot. >> Read the full Q&A.


10 Years of The Bend Recipes  

photo of Justin and Kayla Butts, curators of The Bend recipes
Photo by Rachel Benavides

In honor of The Bend‘s 10th Anniversary Issue, Farm to Table curators Justin and Kayla Butts reminisce over 10 years of shared recipes. >>Here are some favorites.


People of The Bend Magazine

photo of The Bend Magazine staff
Photography by Charlie Neuenschwander and Shoocha Photography

Nice to meet you, we’re (a portion of) The Bend. When it comes to putting together The Bend Magazine every month, it really does take a village. Though many, many other talented individuals work together to make this world of ours go round, here are a handful of key players.