Weekend Lineup
Martinez Hall Celebrates 106 Years of Dancing

The Martinez Social Club near San Antonio will celebrate its 106th anniversary on Sunday with a barbecue dinner, and of course, music. Chris Rybak will polka on from 1-4 pm, and Tom Teboe and his band will provide the country from 5-8:30 pm. A brisket and sausage dinner will be available for $10 starting at 11 am. Read more about the social club. 

Also this weekend - Friday: Charles & Fab 4 in Seguin, Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Tours (near West)...Saturday: Chris Rybak in Fredericksburg,  Al White & Chaparral Band at Lodge 88 in Houston, Off the Grid in Pearland, Sean Orr in Round Top...Sunday: Sterling Country in Elgin, Detour at VFW in Houston, Edward Kopecky & Fun Time Czech Band in Seaton, Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

And if you're looking to go WAY out of town, check out Pulaski Polka Days in Wisconsin. They'll be celebrating the state dance - the polka! You betcha!  Learn more

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!

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Moravia Parish Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Louise Barcak, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Harvey Wise

Western Swing in Blanco
Click on photo to see images by Lauren Haase, Gary E. McKee

Brazoria Food Pantry Fundraiser
Click on photo to see images by Earline Berger Okruhlik, Gary E. McKee
Squeezebox in Cyclone
Click on photo to see images by Justin Everett, Chris DeLaRosa, Lauren Haase, Gary E. McKee
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Watch the videos by George Weber of Mark Halata & Texavia and The Moravians at the Moravian Parish Picnic

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of great button box music on his European tour
One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little   to her class. She came to the part of the story  where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, ".... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!"

The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you think that farmer said?" 

One little girl raised her hand and said, "I think he said: 'Holy cow! A talking chicken!'" 

The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.
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