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.
National Polka Festival Comes Back With a Bang
Frtiz Hodde, Music Patriot
Round Top Brass Band Celebrates 50 Years
The Grand March: A Czech and German Institution
TCHCC Museum Opens New Exhibit on Czech Weddings
Patek Orchestra's Daniel Malik Leaves the Stage

News

A Song About Freedom: Krásná Amerika

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence as the saying goes.

Round Top Brass Band Celebrates 50 Years

When Ronny Sacks and George Koudelka conceived the idea of starting a brass band in 1971, little did they realize, 50 years later this band would still be in existence.

Familiar Face at Polka Dances Departs Too Soon

Beautiful. Outgoing. Upbeat. Kind. These are just a few words to describe Beverly Jane Galick Hoffpauir who passed away on March 19, 2021.

New Book by Frances Barton and John K. Novak Profiles 61 'Czech Songs in Texas'

On any weekend in Texas, Czech polka music enlivens dance halls and drinking establishments as well as outdoor church picnics and festivals.

Columns & Opinions

Editor's Log

Polkadate July 2021.

Brandon Hodde Releases New Country Song "Backroad"

Over the past years, some country music has changed so much that one wouldn't even be able to identify it as country. With Brandon Hodde's new song, "Backroad," that is certainly not the case.

Editor's Log

Editor’s Log Polkadate May, 2021. It’s been a year since the shuffling of feet on a dance floor has been heard.

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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.