Weekend Lineup
Polka On! Sunday - Praha Bros, Red Ravens, Czechaholics, Fun Time Cz Band!

SS Cyril & Methodius, Marak
The parish annual Homecoming Picnic is set for Sunday. The day starts with Mass at 10:15 am, dinner starting at 11 am, and games and booths opening at noon. You'll love the home-fried chicken and sausage dinner served with all the trimmings. Praha Brothers will provide the music from 12:30-3:30 pm in the Vrazel Polka Band Pavilion. Sign up at 11 am to play in the horseshoe tournament with cash payout for first-third places. The auction starts at 3 pm followed by the raffle drawing. Enjoy the games, auction, and entertainment for the entire family. 

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ROSENBERG: Holy Rosary Bazaar - Red Ravens, 12-3P
WHARTON: KC Bazaar @ KC Hall - Czechaholics, 1-5P
TAYLOR: St. Mary's Picnic - Edward Kopecky/Fun Time Czech Band, 11A-2P

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Cistern Country Store Friday: Vic Rodriguez, karaoke & dancing...Saturday: Keen Country Band...Thursday (9/12): DJ Marty Mar
Krause's Cafe Saturday: The Oompahs
Mullins Prairie Store Saturday: Jack Carr (Acoustic)
Schroeder Hall Friday: David Houck & Whiskey Poets (Acoustic Outdoor Stage)...Saturday: High Speed Hayride Reunion Dance...Wednesday (9/11): Der Klein Steins

Also this weekend
Friday: Lost Cause in Eagle Lake...Enzian Buam at King's in Pearland (Sat., too!)
Saturday : Billy Mata, Big Cedar Fever in Helotes...Moonglow Orchestra at Lodge 88 in Houston...Sean Orr at Majek Winery...Glen Collins & The Alibis at Watterson Hall...Rocky King at Martinez Social Club...Charles & Fab 4 in Sealy...Jeff Woolsey in Tomball...Kenny James in Webster
Sunday: Country Sounds in Geronimo...Detour at Houston VFW...All Dressen's BBQ Playboys in Lockhart...Nashville Sounds @ Martinez Social Club...Lost Cause in Sweet Home 

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin .   Tuesday - Al Dressen & Super Swing Revue in Austin at Bob Wills' Night.. Alan Walling in Plano (Wed. & Thurs., too!)...Das Ist Lustig in Tyler...Crossroads Country Opry in Victoria.  Wednesday - Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston ...Countrymen at Martinez Social Club.  Thursday - Das Ist Lustig in Tomball.

Next weekend: 35th Kolache Festival in Caldwell!

Fall into dancing and Polka On!

Happy 5th anniversary to Theresa Parker and Gary McKee. Yes, they have been publishing the Texas Polka News for 5 years! Theresa and Gary reflect on this accomplishment. This issue has lots of photos and recaps the polka ride over the past 5 years. Gary also gives a thumbs up to dancers in training - those young kids having fun on the dance floor. Justin Everett reviews an oldie but a goodie CD by the Red Ravens and profiles DJ Heidi from Denton. He also helps us remember Rosie Mikula who recently passed away. Festival season has begun. Learn more about the Western Swing & BBQ Festival in Lockhart, Raise the Roof Fundraiser at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, Schuetzenfest in Round Top, Kolache Fest in Hallettsville is celebrating its 25th year, Kolache Fest in Caldwell is celebrating its 35th year, and get ready for the Oktoberfest circuit - Fort Worth, McKinney, Houston, San Antonio, and Victoria. Of course, we have your September calendar of dances, festivals, and live music events, and the listing of church picnics. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

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Photo Gallery 
Westfest Folks Havin' Fun
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Gary E. McKee
Westfest Music
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Westfest Costumes
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Westfest MIDs
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Westfest Tarock Tourney
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Shiner Picnic
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Hallettsville Picnic
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High Hill Picnic
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Fayette County Fair Friday
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Fayette County Fair Sunday
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Plantersville Picnic
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SqueezeBox at Krause's
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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Walburgfest with  Walt & Kurt Harfmann, Walburg Boys, & AlpenMusikanten, plus Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at Granger picnic.

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Czech Influences Live On
Texas Czech Genealogical Society will present a program on Sat., Sept. 28 at the Caldwell Civic Center, Caldwell, TX.
Speakers will address painted churches, early Brethren churches, Czech cemeteries, Czech ceramics & glass. Learn more and register.

Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Walburgfest with Walt & Kurt Harfmann, Walburg Boys, & AlpenMusikanten...Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at Granger picnic...Dujka Brothers & Praha Brothers at Praha Picnic...Mark Halata & Texavia at Elgin...Ennis Czech Boys at Sefcik Hall...Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...the bands at Slovenefest in Pennsylvania...Dujka Brothers and Red Ravens at St. John...Dujka Brothers with vocal by Roger Kirby at Granger dance.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Texas Sound Check, Charles & Fab 4, Mark Halata & Texavia at PoLK of A party in New Taiton...Ennis Czech Boys, Dujka Brothers, Mason Nesvadba at at East Bernard Kolache Fest...Shiner Hobos and Mark Halata/Texavia at Shiner Picnic...Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics at Hostyn Picnic...the Spring Awakening Dance in West featuring Dujka Brothers and Czech & Then Some.
Dad went to Popeye's to get the kids something to eat. His daughter wanted the kid's meal with a leg so he said, "Kid's meal with the leg," and the lady said, "Which side?"
Dad thought for a moment and said, "I guess the right side, hell, I don't know what the difference is."
After several moments of laughter she said, "No honey which side would you like to go with the leg? Mashed Potatoes or Fries?"

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