Weekend Lineup
Go dancing Sunday in 
New Taiton, San Antonio, West!
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! Lots of dance options. The PoLK of A will be  celebrating its 30th anniversary at Taiton Community Center in New Taiton. And the Klub is doin' it up big - FOUR bands - Red Ravens, Texas Sound Check, Charles & Fab 4, and Mark Halata & Texavia. Brief meeting for Klub members at 10 am, then doors open to the public at 11 am. Music all day, food available (and if you have eaten at Taiton Community Center before, you know it will be good!), 50/25/25 raffle.

Speaking of anniversaries - Martinez Social Club in San Antonio will celebrate its 107th anniversary on Sunday. Chris Rybak will bring the polka from 1-4 pm and Justin Trevino lays down the country tunes from 5-8:30 pm. Brisket & sausage dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, 2 liquor wagon raffles, and, oh yeah, sign up for the Prize Bowling tournament. 

And it's dance time in West! Double polka power with Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 and Jodie Mikula Orchestra from 1-6 pm at the KC Hall. You'll want to be there when the doors open at 11 am to get in line for a delicious fried fish dinner!

Also this weekend
Friday: Bobby Flores in Alvin...Vic Rodriguez at Cistern Country Store...Mike Stroup Trio in Columbus...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Elm Mott...Off the Grid in Liberty Hill...Enzian Buam at King's in Pearland (Sat., too!)...Charles & Fab 4 in Seguin.
Saturday: Billy Mata in Cameron...Sean Orr at Cistern Country Store...Cody Ray Henry at Mullins Prairie Store...Red Ravens in Rosenberg...Ca Va Bien in San Antonio...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: The Countrymen in Geronimo...Southern Breeze at Houston VFW...Enzian Buam at King's in Houston Heights

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Fayette County Country Opry in La Grange featuring  Lynn Landry, Bernard "Nap" Gabler, Roland Schaefer. Tuesday - Houston Accordion Association jam at Pizza Inn on Mangum & 18th...Comal County Country Music Show in New Braunfels...Alan Walling in Plano (Wed., Thurs., too!). Wednesday - Mike Stroup in Flatonia...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston...Off the Grid at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels...Sean Orr in Schulenburg. Thursday - Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham featuring Hayley Bagwell, Lynn Landry, Cody Thodes...Mike Gest & Night Session in Conroe...Silver Opry in Seguin...Das Ist Lustig in Tomball...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Waco.

Stay cool and Polka On!

August sneak peak: The Moravians at 10 PLUS our 5th Annual Oktoberfest Guide. It is packed with info on great Texas festivals, along with some national faves. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

Photo Gallery 
Stars, Stripes & Polka On!
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee, Earline Berger Okruhlik, & Julie Matus

Thanks so much to all the subscribers who came out to celebrate the USA and polka. We had 200 attend! And we got 10 new subscribers. Mark your calendar for next year's dance on July 3, 2020!
St. John Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Rose Vrazel, Justin Everett, Earline Berger Okruhlik, Joe Cool Pavlicek, & Gary E. McKee 

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Dujka Brothers and Red Ravens at St. John Picnic PLUS Roger Kirby vocal with Dujka Brothers in Granger 

More St. John
Click on photo to see images by Rose Vrazel, Justin Everett, Earline Berger Okruhlik, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Bill Bishop, & Gary E. McKee
Dubina Church Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Shiner Half Moon Holidays
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Plum Church Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

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Saturday, July 20 9A-4P
Caldwell Civic & Visitor Center
Presented by Texas Czech Genealogical Society


Charles & Fab 4 in Sweet Home
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz.

Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of 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.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of 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.
My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 165 in about 2 seconds."
I bought her a bathroom scale.
And then the fight started......
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