Weekend Lineup
Spring Ahead to Needville Polka Fest, Country, Cajun!
 
The Needville KCs invite you to their annual Polka Fest on Sunday, from 1-6 pm. Muziky from Red Ravens and Czechaholics. Hearty sausage dinner. Pitchers of beer for only $3! This combination friends is a polka fest! Other polka offerings this weekend: Catch Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 at Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club in New Braunfels Saturday night, then at Lodge 18 in Elgin on Sunday.
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The Fayette County Fairgrounds become Swing Central at the Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas. Starts Thursday and features Rocky King Band, Jeff Woolsey, Jason Roberts, Jody Nix, Billy Mata, & more! Other country dances: Friday - Lost Cause at White Horse Tavern in Burton...Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat in Elm Mott...Mike Gest/Night Session in Conroe...Saturday - Charles/Fab 4 at Happy Cousins Dance Club in Rosenberg...Sunday - Bootleg Country at VFW in Houston.
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And Cajun fun in San Antonio Saturday night at Martinez Hall with Ca Va Bien.
Remember to set your clock ahead one hour Saturday night!

Polka On, Y'all!

 
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Coming in March: Editor Gary McKee fulfills reader requests to do a story on country music legend Jimmy Heap from Taylor, Texas. He also offers part two about train songs; this time Texas specific. Justin Everett reviews the new Czech & Then Some CD, a great collection of polka, waltz, and country tunes to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. The Polka DJ profile features Noninto Martinez of KMIL in Cameron. And photos! See the fun times at Ennis Czech Music Festival, National Polka Month Dance, and Chris Rybak's World Series Party. Of course, we have your listings of dances, festivals, and live music events.
The 3rd Annual Spring & Summer Fest Guide features Texas Folklife's celebration of the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas." Read about the Big Squeeze finals in April in Austin, and the Accordion Kings & Queens in June in Houston. Find out more about festivals in Houston, Tomball, Anhalt, Ennis, Hallettsville, Kyle, Brenham, Burton, East Bernard, Schulenburg, Bremond, La Grange, and Amana, Iowa. The guide gives you all the info you need to plan your spring and summer travel calendar.

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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of the Polka Jam at the Texas Polka Music Museum Music Fest in Cyclone Watch the video of Your Cheatin' Heart by Mollie B with the Czechaholics
WEEKLY LAUGH
Two nuns were shopping at a 7-11 store. As they passed by the beer cooler, Sister Ann Marie said, "Wouldn't a nice, cool beer or two taste wonderful on a hot summer evening?"
 
Sister Margaret answered, "Indeed it would, Sister, but I would not feel comfortable buying beer, since I am certain it would cause a scene at the checkout stand."
 
"I can handle that without a problem," Sister Ann Marie said, and she picked up a six-pack and headed for the check-out.
 
The cashier had a surprised look on his face when the nuns arrived with a six-pack of beer.
 
"We use beer for washing our hair," Sister Ann Marie said. "We call it Catholic shampoo."
 
Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter, pulled out a package of pretzel sticks, and placed them in the bag with the beer.
 
He then looked the nun straight in the eye, smiled, and said, "The curlers are on the house." 
 
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