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.

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Polkadate August 2021. I have a shirt that says “What is a day like without music, I wouldn’t know”. This column is just a few stray thoughts rounded up to share with you.

As kids begin returning to school this month, we thought about honoring the great teachers of polka music for this issue.

In the story on Page 8 of the July issue titled "Fritz Hodde, Musical Patriot" had an incorrect byline. That story was actually written by Justin Everett. We apologize for the mistake.

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Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German event that takes place in the center of Fredericksburg, is poised to again attract 1,400 volunteers and 20,000+ visitors for its big 40th year.

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.