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New Year polka parties in Schulenburg and Rosenberg

Happy New Year! Hope everyone celebrated in style - polka or pajama. Also hope you're ready to hit the dance floor. The South Texas Spinners & Crank Twisters invite you to its annual New Year's party Saturday night at the KC Hall in Schulenburg with music by the Dujka Brothers. On Sunday, Texas Sound Check and Red Ravens continue a New Year tradition with the first battle dance of the year at the American Legion Hall in Rosenberg. News flash: one tradition not continuing in Rosenberg is chicken noodle soup. No soup will be served this year, but plenty of pastries will be on hand. 

Also this weekend: Friday - Charles & Fab 4 in Eagle Lake...Das Ist Lustig in Houston (Saturday too!)...Enzian Buam in Pearland (Saturday too!). Saturday - Keen Country Band in Cistern...Blue Sunset Band in La Grange...New Baden Jamboree will feature Wyatt Green, David Michulka, and Stanley McBride...Kenny James in Webster. Sunday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Geronimo...Country Jim & The Allstars in Houston...The Lost Sounds in San Antonio.

New Year's resolution: Polka On!

Coming in January: It's National Polka Month! Read a feature on the Polka King Frankie Yankovic and plan to attend the Polka Month dance on Jan. 26, sponsored by Texas Polka News. The Praha Brothers will provide the music at the historic Sefcik Hall in Seaton. Special guest performers are dance hall owner Alice Sulak and Jerry Haisler. Masters of Ceremony will be Alfred Vrazel and Danny Zapletal. The evening will raise funds for the International Polka Association. Gary McKee's column offers some musings on Texas polka history. Gary also provides an excellent article on Roy Clark who recently passed away. Justin Everett reviews the new Shiner Hobo CD and profiles polkajammer network DJ Billy Belina. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, and live music events, including the Tony Booth Birthday Bash in Pearland and the Ennis Czech Music Festival, both in February. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

February preview: All about the polka dance party in the Clint Eastwood movie 'The Mule.' Interviews, photos, and movie review!

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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of the Walburg Boys on New Year's Eve...Czechaholics in Elgin...Jodie Mikula in West...Wurstfest:  Alex Meixner plus Denis Novato, Mark Halata, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Ennis Czech Boys, Mollie B & Squeezebox

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Red Ravens at KULP Polka Expo...Mikula/Texas Heartbeat Veterans Dance in West...Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show
A 5-year-old boy visited his grandmother one day.

Playing with his toys in her bedroom while Grandma was dusting, he looked up and said, "Grandma, how come you don't have a boyfriend now that Grandpa went to heaven?"
Grandma replied, "Honey, my TV is my boyfriend. I can sit in my bedroom and watch it all day long. The religious programs make me feel good and the comedies make me laugh. I'm happy with my TV as my boyfriend."

Grandma later turned on the TV, and the reception was terrible. She started adjusting the knobs, trying to get the picture in focus. Frustrated, she started hitting the backside of the TV hoping to fix the problem.

The little boy heard the doorbell ring, so he hurried to open the door and there stood Grandma's minister. The minister said, "Hello son, is your grandma home?"

The little boy replied, "Yeah, she's in the bedroom banging her boyfriend."

The minister fainted.

Submitted by Will Schlinke     Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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