Weekend Lineup
Majeks, Marshall, Meixner!
The Leo Majek Orchestra will play your favorite dance tunes in Corpus Christi on Saturday. Brian Marshall and his buddies will play your favorite Polish tunes in Burton on Friday. Alex Meixner will play your favorite beer-drinking songs starting Friday at Wurstfest in New Braunfels.
More Weekend Fun: Johnny Koenig from Pittsburgh will polka on at the Liederkranz Hall in Houston on Friday...Chris Rybak begins his weekend parties at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville...Al Sulak & The Country Sounds are in Sealy Saturday...Kenny James is at the Alpine Brauhaus in Webster on Saturday...Glen Collins & The Alibis are in Elgin Sunday...Liz Talley & The Dusty Spur are at the VFW in Houston on Sunday...Charles & The Fab 4 are in Sweet Home.

Polka On, Y'all!
Subscription Drive Underway!
Coming in November: Tomball celebrates its 10th German Christmas Market. From a flatbed truck with one polka band to two major German festivals every year, the Tomball Sister City Organization has found the formula for a successful festival. Gary McKee salutes the town band, namely the Schuhmann Band and its connection to the Christmas at Winedale event. Justin Everett reviews the Das Ist Lustig 10th anniversary CD, Road Trip, and takes a tour of the polka museum in Schulenburg. Lots of Christmas destinations like Santa's Wonderland, Christkindlmarkt in Hallettsville, and Slovacek's in West is your one-stop Christmas shop. Find out how you can receive a free A Czech & Then Some Christmas CD by giving a subscription to the paper or ordering from the Polka On! Store. Of course, we have your listings of dances, festivals, and live music events.
Photo Gallery
OctoBierFest in Round Top
Click on photo to see images by 
Gary E. McKee

Dozinky Polish Fest in Houston
Click on photo to see images by Julie Matus

Czhilispiel 45 Flatonia
Click on photo to see images by 
Joe Cool Pavlicek

PolkaPocalypse Austin
Click on photo to see images by Lauren Haase and Gary E. McKee
Polka Trending

WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Polish Pete & the I Hardly Know Her Band

More Photos/Videos
Swiss Alp Dance Club. Music by Al Sulak! Images by Gary E. McKee
Kurtz/Williams Wedding. Congrats to polkabeat photographer on her wedding!

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens and Bohemian Dutchmen in La Grange, along with several videos from Bluebonnet Opry Polka Night, featuring Glynis and Walt, the house band, and John Dujka.
A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Johnny what is your problem?"

Johnny answered, "I'm too smart for the first grade. My sister is in the third grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third grade, too!"

The teacher had had enough. She took Johnny to the principal's office. While Johnny waited in the outer office, the teacher explained the situation to the principal. The principal told the teacher he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first grade and behave. The teacher agreed.
The conditions were explained to Johnny and he agreed to take the test.

Principal: "What is 3 x 3?"
Johnny: "9."
Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"
Johnny: "36."
And so it went with every question the principal thought a third grader should know. The principal looks at the teacher and tells her, "I think Johnny can go to the third grade.

The teacher says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions?" The principal and Johnny both agree. The teacher asks, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?"
Johnny, after a moment, "Legs."
Teacher: "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?" The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer, Johnny replied, "Pockets."
Teacher: "What does a dog do that a man steps into?"
Johnny: "Pants."
Teacher: "What starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of excitement?"
Johnny: "Fire truck."

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, "Put Johnny in the fifth grade, I missed the last four questions myself."

Submitted by Norbert Janik
Texas Polka News