Weekend Lineup
Dance into the new year!
Still can't decide which venue/music genre to say goodbye to 2017? Check out the ads above and other dances listed in the polkabeat schedule.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, hopeful new year. Peace and Polka On, Y'all!

Subscription Drive Underway!

Coming in January. The Kubos Brothers have been on the Texas music scene for years, and are still bringing their talents to Oprys, and well-known country, Western swing, and polka bands. It's National Polka Month! Learn about the roots of polka, and plan to attend the dance, featuring the Dujka Brothers, to raise funds for the International Polka Association. Editor Gary E. McKee writes an interesting column about music greats who left this world on January 1, and he remembers country star Mel Tillis. Justin Everett reviews the new CD from the Czechaholics, celebrating their 15th anniversary. He also writes a tribute to his Great Uncle Lawrence Vrazel, and profiles DJ Michael Craig. John Dujka brings Musings from the Road, Texas Folklife presents its Master Fiddler Awards, and Theresa Parker reports on her evening as an honoree at the Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center.

Photo Gallery
Best of 2017 Photos Vol. 1
Click on photo to see a year-end review of a small percentage of the exciting year of music and frivolity that was 2017, as seen in images from Texas Polka News Staff. This album is the first six months of 2017. Thank you to those who see our work every week.

Best of 2017 Photos Vol. 2
Click on photo to see the year in review by photographers Gary E. McKee, Lauren Haase, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Earline Berger Okruhlik, Karen Williams Kurtz, Julie Matus, Justin Everett, Bill Bishop, Mark Hiebert, and Theresa Parker
Best of 2017 Photos Vol. 3

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More Photos/Videos
Yes, Virginia, there was a Christmas Dance at Watterson Hall near Smithville. Nathan Colt Young provided the music. See the photos by Joe Cool Pavlicek.

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of the Red Ravens at the Elgin Christmas party, and Alex Meixner and Walburg Boys at the Walburg Restaurant 
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. 

Keep the smile. Leave the tears. Hold the laugh. Leave the pain. Think of joy. Forget the fear. Be joyous, cause it's a New Year. 

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