Weekend Lineup
Hot Polka in Corpus; Fried Fish in Frelsburg

The South Texas Czech Heritage Society invites you to the 7th Annual South Texas Summer Polkafest on Saturday at Moravian Hall in Corpus Christi. Doors open at 11 am and admission is only $10 to hear two great bands - The Czechaholics and the Leo Majek Orchestra - from noon to 6 pm. Yummy Czech meals available for purchase, super raffle, and of course, KOLACHES!

Head to Frelsburg on Sunday for Sts. Peter and Paul 22nd Annual Country Festival - famous for its fried fish dinner. Yum! Play Bingo from 12-4 pm, place a bid (or several bids) in the auction, which starts at 1 pm, and shop the country store and selection of religious items. You'll also enjoy the ring toss, grocery and cake walks, ice cream, and fishpond. Larry Sodek & Friends provide the music from 10 am-1 pm and the Lost Cause Band will provide the music for a free dance inside the parish hall starting right after the auction. 

Also this weekend: Schulenburg Festival through Sunday.

Church Picnic Alert:  LA VERNIA: Immanuel Lutheran Church Festival @ Chamber of Commerce Park - Chris Rybak, 11A-1P

Friday:  Dennis Ivey, Jerry Locke, Judy Compton at Alvin Opry...Sean Orr in Austin...Billy Mata in Austin...Briana Adams at Cistern Country Store...Charles & Fab 4 in Eagle Lake...Enzian Buam at King's in Pearland (Sat., too!).
Saturday: Justin Trevino in Blanco...Johnny Loco @ Cistern Country Store...Blue Note Brothers at Mullins Prairie Store...The Kreneks in Sealy...Al Sulak & Country Sounds in Wallis...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: Glen Collins & The Alibis in Geronimo...Bootleg Country at Houston VFW...Charles & Fab 4 in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin. Tuesday - The Gathering Music Show in Geronimo...Houston Accordion Association at Son Nam Vietnamese Restaurant...Alan Walling in Plano (Wed. & Thurs., too!). Wednesday - Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston...The Oompahs at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels...Pettit Brothers in Schulenburg. Thursday - Two Tons of Steel at Summer in the Park in San Marcos...Das Ist Lustig in Tomball.

Forget the Dog Days of Summer and Polka On!

August issue: The Moravians. Known as the Aggie Polka Band, this young band from Ennis celebrates a decade of continuing the polka tradition. Gary McKee pays tribute to Texas historian Lonn Taylor and looks at the polka scene 66 years ago, the year Gary was born. Justin Everett reviews the latest CD by Texas Legacy Czech Band and profiles DJ Bob Guyette from Massachusetts. This issue is jam-packed with photos from the PoLK of A 30th Anniversary celebration, and Stars, Stripes & Polka On dance. Of course, we have your August calendar of dances, festivals, and live music events, and the listing of church picnics. 

The August issue also features our 5th Annual Oktoberfest Guide. It's bigger and better than ever. 40 pages filled with the inside info you need to plan your fall festival trips. The issue also features a story on a new Oktoberfest song by The Klaberheads of Ohio. Watch the video.

Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

Photo Gallery 
Moulton Jamboree
Click on photo to see images by Moulton homey Joe Cool Pavlicek
Moulton Jamboree Tractor Show
Click on photo to see images by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Gary E. McKee
Czechaholics @ Mullins Prairie
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Czech Dixieland Band Texas Tour
Click on photo to see images by Julie Matus and Gary E. McKee
Nathan Colt Young @ Sweet Home
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz
NPF King & Queen Adventures
Click on photo to see images of Elaine in Wisconsin and Louis in Moulton

Polka Trending
Westfest reaching back to the good ol' days: Czech heritage on full display at 43rd annual Labor Day weekend event

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Frittz Hodde/Fab 6 at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...the bands at Slovenefest in Pennsylvania...Dujka Brothers and Red Ravens at St. John...Dujka Brothers with vocal by Roger Kirby at Granger dance...Mason Nesvadba and Mark Halata & Texavia at Bremond Polish Days...Czechaholics & Moravians at Ammannsville Picnic...Jodie Mikula Orchestra at Holy Trinity Corn Hill...National Polka Festival bands.


Ennis Czech Boys @ Sefcik Hall
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Texas Sound Check, Charles & Fab 4, Mark Halata & Texavia at PoLK of A party in New Taiton...Ennis Czech Boys, Dujka Brothers, Mason Nesvadba at at East Bernard Kolache Fest...Shiner Hobos and Mark Halata/Texavia at Shiner Picnic...Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics at Hostyn Picnic...the Spring Awakening Dance in West featuring Dujka Brothers and Czech & Then Some.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between grandmothers and grandfathers?  Well, here it is:
There was this loving grandfather who always made a special effort to spend time with his son's family on weekends. Every Saturday morning he would take his 5-year-old granddaughter out for a drive in the car for some quality time -- pancakes, ice cream, candy -- just him and his granddaughter.
One particular Saturday, however, he had a terrible cold and could not get out of bed. He knew his granddaughter always looked forward to their drives and would be very disappointed. Luckily, his wife came to the rescue and said that she would take their granddaughter for her weekly drive and breakfast.
When they returned, the little girl anxiously ran upstairs to see her grandfather who was still in bed. "Well, did you enjoy your ride with Grandma?" he asked.
Not really, Papa, it was boring. We didn't see a single idiot, socialist, blind fool, bird brain, doofus, or jackass anywhere we went!"
We just drove around and Grandma smiled at everyone she saw. I really didn't have any fun......

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