Weekend Lineup
Celebrate tractors & chicken noodle soup!
The South Texas Wheel Spinners & Crank Twisters invite you to their annual New Year's Party on Saturday with the Dujka Brothers on Saturday in Schulenburg. On Sunday, head to Rosenberg for the first battle dance of the year between the Red Ravens and Texas Sound Check. The chicken noodle soup will be simmerin' for ya!
If country is what you're after, Geronimo VFW has The Countrymen, Houston VFW has Country Jim & The Allstars, and Martinez Hall in San Antone has Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings on Sunday. Martinez Hall also has Rocky King on Friday night.
Happy New Year! Polka On, Y'all!

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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
NYE in Shiner
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NYE in DaCosta
Click on photo to see the images by Karen Williams Kurtz
NYE in Elgin
Click on photo to see the images by John Roberts

Jordan Sisters in Elgin
Click on photo to see the images by Gary E. McKee
All Around Czechs in Cyclone
Click on photo to see the images by Justin Everett

Schroeder Hall Is Open!
Click on photo to see the images by Karen Williams Kurtz
Polka Trending

See the band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wed., Jan. 10, and on the Today Show on Thurs., Jan. 11. The Jack Black Polka Band features members of the Original Jan Lewan Orchestra (musical director- Steven Kaminski), the Maestro's Men, the Knewz, the Alex Meixner Band, and Polka Country Musicians.

More Photos/Videos
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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of All Around Czechs in Cyclone, the Red Ravens at the Elgin Christmas party, and Alex Meixner and Walburg Boys at the Walburg Restaurant 
An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps.
"Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely.
"The front row, please," she answered.
"You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring."
"Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired.
"No," he said.
"I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.
"Do you know who I am?" he asked.
"No," she said.
"Good," he answered.
Submitted by Norbert Janik
Texas Polka News