Howdy, Texas music fans! Until further notice, Texas Polka News will be published every other month instead of monthly. Next issues: July, September, November. Great thing about music is that you can listen to it anywhere! But we miss our dancing community and hope we will be scootin’ our boots and kickin’ up our heels in dance halls, festival pavilions, and church picnic fields soon! Texas Polka News and polkabeat.com promises to keep you informed as to events being canceled as we all work to stay safe from the Coronavirus. We update the schedule daily. When in doubt please call the venue or organization to make sure events are still taking place. Until then check out these YouTube channels to help you polka on! Mollie B & Squeezebox, Alex Meixner Band, Buttonboxes by Walt Harfmann, George Weber, and The Manaccordionist Kelsey Lien.

News

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Hello!

My name is Kim Macik Jobb and I am the new advertising director of the TPN. I am so excited to get to know our current advertisers and meet new ones.

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February just passed, which came with such grand celebrations such as Ground Hog Day and National Pizza Day, not to mention Valentine’s Day.

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Texas lost three of its major troubadours, Johnny Bush, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billy Joe Shaver in the latter part of 2020.

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Harvey Phillip Wise, a contributing photographer for the Texas Polka News, passed away on February 4. He was born on July 14, 1951 in Cameron, Texas to William Jasper Wise and Ruby Elizabeth Hunt.

Columns & Opinions

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Editor’s Log Polka Date March 2021.

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In the early 2000's, life was a lot different than it is now. For starters, a person used to be able to pump the gasoline into their car first, then go inside and pay for it.

Editor's Log

Editor’s Log Polkadate January 2021, the status quo.

Po.L.K. of A. Texas

Greetings!

Happy 2021, I sure hope 2021 is going to be way better than 2020!

We hope everyone had a very Blessed and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Publisher's Note

On behalf of the board of directors of the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, we thank you for your patience during this transition.