Weekend Lineup
Swing in Blanco, Polka in Rosenberg, Picnic in Moravia

It's a tribute to South Texas Swing of yesterday at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco Saturday night. Enjoy the music of the New Pearl Wranglers and Red River Rangers. Or polka on Saturday night to the Red Ravens at the Happy Cousins Dance Club dance in Rosenberg. Church picnic alert: Ascension Parish in Moravia on Sunday with Mark Halata & Texavia and The Moravians. 

Also this weekend: Two public performances by SqueezeBox with Mollie B and Ted Lange. Friday night's fundraiser for the Brazosport Food Pantry in Brazoria is sold out, and only about 30 tickets remain for the dance at Flag Hall in Cyclone on Sunday. Call 254-985-2258 before you head to the hall...Another fundraiser, Battle for Hunger, is planned for Friday night in Sweet Home with Charles & Fab 4...Make plans to attend the Fayette County Opry on Monday night in La Grange f eaturing Rocky King, Dana Rowan, and 13-year-old Wyatt Aleman.


Y'all stay cool & Polka On!


Thank you for making the TPN 30th Birthday Bash such a success and true celebration - one that I'm sure founder Julius Tupa would have loved! See all the great photos below and watch for our special commemorative edition in September.  

That issue will mark four years since we resumed publication. The special issue will include TPN history, a surprise guest columnist, coverage of the birthday bash, Top 30 compilation of favorite songs, bands, and dance halls, and special ads from our birthday party sponsors. 

Place Your Ad!
Here's your chance to be included in the special edition by selecting one of the levels below and sharing your anniversary congratulations message. 
  • $100 Business card ad: receive 4 TPN 30 t-shirts
  • $35 4 lines of type on We Love Our Texas Polka News pages (20 words max); receive 2 TPN 30 t-shirts. Samples: Congratulations! We love every issue! Polka On! John & Theresa Parker, Houston. Been a subscriber since the beginning. Best paper in the state! John & Mary Smith, Austin
  • $20 Your name and short message (10 words max) on We Love Our Texas Polka News pages; receive 1 TPN 30 t-shirt. Sample: Polka On! Bob Knight, Brenham
Send your ads with payment to TPN PO Box 800183 Houston, TX 77280. Deadline is July 25. Be sure to include what size t-shirts you need!

Thanks to Chris and Edita Rybak for giving 28 members of their European April tour a 1-year subscription to Texas Polka News. This is the second time the Rybaks have signed up their tour members to receive TPN. "We want to do our part in helping the Polka News reach its goal of increased subscriptions," Chris said. "Everyone should take the Texas Polka News." Couldn't agree more, Chris, and thank you and Edita for your generosity!

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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Czechaholics, Red Ravens, and Mark Halata & Texavia at the TPN 30th Birthday Bash PLUS Mark Halata & Texavia at Dubina Church Picnic PLUS Ennis Czech Boys at Ammannsville Picnic 
A man and his wife were having a disagreement about who should brew the coffee each morning.    
The wife said, "You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said, "You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says "
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