Weekend Lineup
Kolaches in Caldwell; Picnic in Marak

The 34th Annual Kolache Festival will be held in Caldwell this Saturday. Start the fun Friday night at a dinner/dance hosted by the Burleson County Museum and featuring the Dujka Brothers. Saturday music lineup stars the Shiner Hobo Band, The Moravians, and the Czechaholics. New this year is a beer and wine tent plus Glamper Show featuring campers all dolled up. Should be fun. Check out the schedule for the day. Watch this KBTX feature.

On Sunday, Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Marak will have its annual homecoming picnic. Good food, activities, and music by Praha Brothers playing in the Vrazel Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the day.

Also this weekend - Friday: The Fab 5 at SPJST Lodge 88...Lost Cause in Eagle Lake...Sean Orr in Schulenburg. Saturday: Bobby Flores in Navasota...Wild (Texas Plainsmen) in Rosenberg...Kenny James in Webster. Sunday: Ennis Czech Boys in Elgin (2-6pm instead of usual 3-7 pm)...Chris Rybak in Fredericksburg...Country Jim & The Allstars at VFW in Houston...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home...Edward Kopecky & Fun Time Czech Band at St. Mary's Picnic in Taylor.

Happy Fall Y'all & Polka On!


Coming in September: TPN celebrates 30 years of publishing with a special anniversary issue. Read about the 30th birthday bash and enjoy all the photos. Former editor John Rivard pays tribute to TPN founder Julius Tupa, and a reader survey reveals the Top 30 polkas, waltzes, and bands. Gary E. McKee reports on huge polka fests of the past. Justin Everett reviews a CD by the Holub Polka Band, and profiles DJ David Kolar. Other news: we remember polka musician Ed Kadlacek...find out more about the Lockhart Fest featuring Western Swing and BBQ...there are two polka cruises you can sign up for, one out of Galveston and the other out of Miami...Texas Folklife is searching for musicians in its Apprenticeship Program. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, live music events, and church picnics.

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You, who worry about Democrats versus Republicans -- relax, here is our real problem.  In a Purdue University classroom recently, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States.

It was pretty simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.
However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.
The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any better to lead this country than one born by C-section?"

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