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

While perusing old Texas newspapers looking for information about dance halls, one comes across a lot of interesting, although sometimes extraneous information.

The Grand March: A Czech and German Institution

The following is an edited presentation given by Lori at the Texas Folklore Society 2019 Meeting.

TCHCC Museum Opens New Exhibit on Czech Weddings

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center (TCHCC) is pleased to open a beautiful new display, Texas-Czech Wedding Apparel and Traditions, of wedding dresses, associated apparel, and information

The weddings for couples today have drastically changed from those of our ancestors, and with each generation, the traditions of the past are increasingly forgotten or eliminated.

Columns & Opinions

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.

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!

Editor's Log

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