Weekend Lineup
Polka! Sausage! Hallettsville!

Celebrate polka and sausage this weekend at the 40th Annual South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival at the huge KC Hall in Hallettsville. Friday fish fry with music by The Moravians and Czechaholics. Saturday Polka Mass, sausage dinner, music by Dujka Brothers and Jodie Mikula Orchestra. Sunday start the day with Shiner Hobo Band, add fried chicken to the sausage dinner and dance into the night with Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, Red Ravens, and Ennis Czech Boys. Three-band concert, jam session at 4:30 pm. Third Annual South Texas Polka Hall of Fame inductees introduced at 2 pm. Congrats to Wence Shimek Orchestra, Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, and polka fest founders Pavliska Family. 

Also this weekend: Fests - Heart of Texas Music Festival continues in Brady.

Friday -  Auf Geht's at Rudi Lechners in Houston (Sat. too!)...Enzian Buam at Kings in Pearland (Sat. too!)...Al Sulak/Country Sounds in Wallis (fish fry!). Saturday - Billy Mata in Granbury...Bayou Sounds in Houston...Tim & Alicia Kulhanek in La Grange...Nathan Colt Young in Watterson Hall in Red Rock...Kenny James at Alpine Brauhaus in Webster. Sunday - Glen Collins/The Alibis in Elgin...Charles/Fab 4 in Geronimo...Detour in Houston...Edward Kopecky/Fun Time Czech Band in Seaton.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Central Texas Accordion Association meeting at Casa Chapala in Austin. Tuesday - San Antonio Accordion Association meeting at Chester's Hamburgers. Wednesday - Auf Geht's at Rudi Lechners...County Line at Martinez Social Club in San Antonio.

Spring into action! Polka On!

Coming in April: Bastrop musician Sean Orr enjoys taking his audience on a cultural trip when playing his fiddle, from polka to Cajun, to Celtic, to Texas swing. He'll be joining Chris Rybak again this year at the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville. Find out how this Texas State Championship fiddle fest got its start and is celebrating its 49th year. Gary McKee shares the history of Moravia Store, celebrating 130 years of good times. Justin Everett reviews the new CD by The Moravians, profiles DJ Roy Haag from New Braunfels, and remembers George Klein, famous Memphis DJ and Elvis' best friend. Of course, we have your listing of church picnics, dances, festivals, and live music events. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

Photo Gallery 
Squeezebox in Round Top
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Squeezebox in Cyclone
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St Paddy's Day in West
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Fayette Co Opry
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Watch the video by Walt Harfmann of Fritz Hodde at the event
GEEZER at Gruenau Hall
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Mullins Prairie Store
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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 in Elgin...The Moravians at TPMM Fundraiser...Alex Meixner Band at Sefcik Hall...Praha Brothers in Corn Hill...Red Ravens with special guests in Cyclone...Dujka Brothers at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...Praha Brothers and special performance by Alice Sulak, Alfred Vrazel, Jerry Haisler at Sefcik Hall

Watch the videos  by George Weber of the El Campo Polka Fest featuring Red Ravens, Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, The Majeks...Enzian Buam in Sealy...Red Ravens & Texas Sound Czech in Rosenberg
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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