Weekend Lineup
Be thankful for polka!

Start the thankfulness tonight at Sefcik Hall for the annual Pre-Thanksgiving Polka Party with the Praha Brothers. Resume polka action on Friday with Chris Rybak at the Texas Ren Fest (He's there Saturday and Sunday, too!). Continue Saturday with the Czechaholics at Moravia Store for the band's 16th anniversary. Complete the weekend on Sunday at the KULP Polka Fest at Taiton Community Center with the Red Ravens.


Also this weekend: Friday - Thanksgiving Cowboy Ball in Big Spring with Jody Nix...Bob Appel in Seguin. Saturday - Nathan Colt Young at Cistern Country Store...Al Sulak & Country Sounds at Mullins Prairie Store...Justin Trevino at London Dance Hall...Rocky King in San Antonio. Sunday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Geronimo...Country Jim & The Allstars at North Houston VFW...Charles & Fab 4 in San Antonio...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

Tis the season for special musical events: Friday - Tree lighting in Fredericksburg with the TubaMeisters...Dinner and a Christmas Show with Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston (they're there Saturday, too!). Saturday - Christkindlmarkt in Hallettsville featuring the TubaMeisters.

If you plan to attend the Country Christmas dance at Lodge 88 in Houston on Dec. 1, you need to get your tickets by this Mon., Nov. 26. Click here to reserve your tickets.

Thank you for supporting polkabeat and Texas Polka News, and Polka On!

Coming in December: A feature on Charles & The Fabulous Four, along with Sweet Home Music City, one of the band's favorite venues. Gary's column begs the question, "Who will continue the tradition?" Gary also pays tribute to one of the best steel guitar players in Texas - Herb Remington, who recently passed away. Justin Everett reviews a CD by Alpenfest, and profiles DJ Travis Kremling. Justin also tells the story of the Elvis TV Comeback Special celebrating 50 years this December. Enjoy the photos from the La Grange Czech Center Heritage Fest and special tribute to the Vrazels' Polka Band. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, and live music events, including the TubaMeister Christmas in San Antonio. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

Photo Gallery 
Polish Celebration Chappell Hill
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Billy Mata Schroeder Hall
Click on photo to see images by Karen Williams Kurtz
Charles/Fab 4 Sweet Home
Click on photo to see images by Karen Williams Kurtz
Czechaholics in Elgin
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Watch the video by Walt Harfmann of Czechaholics in Elgin
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Watch the videos  by George Weber of Mikula/Texas Heartbeat Veterans Dance in West...Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show...Incredible Music Makers at Hostyn Church Picnic

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Czechaholics in Elgin...Jodie Mikula in West...Wurstfest:  Alex Meixner plus Denis Novato, Mark Halata, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Ennis Czech Boys, Mollie B & Squeezebox...TCHCC Heritage Fest: Enzian Buam and Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, Legends Series Tribute to Vrazels' Polka Band
May your stuffing be tasty,
     May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
     have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
     and pies take the prize,
          and may your
     Thanksgiving dinner
   stay off your thighs!

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