|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.|
Dancing on the deck to music by the Dujka Brothers at the Heritage Fest and Muziky in La Grange on October 17.
Over FIFTY YEARS in the making, the Harry Czarnek and Texas Dutchmen Orchestra are marking their 50 th anniversary.
By Gary E. Mckee
George William “Butch” Pavelka, Jr. age 78, of Temple, Texas passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. He was born on September 29, 1942 in Robstown, Texas the son of George Sr.
Helen Hegwood went to be with her husband, King B. Hegwood on August 24th. Her daughter wrote one of the best “last moments” I have read. “Mother went to be with Dad on a beautiful Monday evening.
By Gary Mckee
On behalf of the board of directors of the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, we thank you for your patience during this transition.
By Retta Slavik Chandler
We are so excited to be part of the Texas Polka News. As publisher of The Fayette County Record, I have had many opportunities to view other publications.
By Regina Keilers
The board of directors of the Texas Polka Music Museum would like to thank Theresa Cernoch Parker for her many years of promoting polka music in Texas.
Editor’s Log, Polkadate November 1, 2020. Emerging from solitary confinement.
By Gary E. Mckee
Here are a few classic polka videos curated by TPN's Andy Behlen.
Vrazels Polka Band