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by James Smock on June 8, 2007

in Culture

Albert and Adan E. Polka - Marlin, TexasWelcome to the Polish Texans website, the number one source of information for Texas Polonia. You’ll find articles on Polish Texan history, culture, news and current events along with genealogy of the Poles who call Texas home. This site is dedicated to the brave Polish men and women who left their ancestral homes in Europe and settled in a new land, the Lone Star state of Texas. These early immigrants settled in the Texas communities of Panna Maria, Anderson, Yorktown, Stoneham, Brenham, Bremond, Chappell Hill, New Waverly, San Antonio, Houston and others.
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Polish Music And Dancing At Country Corner Crawfish BoilOn Saturday, April 12, 2014, hundreds of people gathered at Country Corner Icehouse in Cypress, Texas to celebrate their Polish, Cajun and Texas heritage. Country Corner owners Blake and Angie Meischen set up for a great party as revelers of all ages enjoyed the beautiful Texas spring weather, a thousand pounds of boiled crawfish, lots of beer, the camaraderie of many new and old friends and a place to dance to the good live Polish, Cajun and Texas country music.
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Pączki Day In TexasEvery year, the Polish Food Store in Houston celebrates Pączki Day both on Tłusty Czwartek, the traditional Polish feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and again on Fat Tuesday by cooking up hundreds of pączki. Fat Tuesday gets its name from the Catholic practice of using up fats and other rich foods before Lent, the period of fasting and penitence before Easter.
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Tlusty Czwartek In Houston TexasEmployees of The Polish Food Store in Houston will probably be working all night Wednesday making hundreds of delicious pączki to celebrate Tłusty Czwartek or Fat Thursday on February 27, 2014. Tłusty Czwartek is a traditional Polish feast marking the last Thursday before Lent. It is similar to the French festival of Mardi Gras which is celebrated on Fat Tuesday.
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Traveling icon of Our Lady of CzestochowaThe traveling icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, in her “From Ocean To Ocean Global Pilgrimage” on behalf of life issues, will arrive in Houston on February 21, 2014. In the summer of 2012, a group of Catholic and Orthodox faithful began a global campaign in support of life and family under the patronage of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the Black Madonna). Starting in Vladivostok, Russia, the Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life has received the support and blessings of numerous bishops in Europe, as well as Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church, and is expected to circle the globe and enkindle a sustainable movement to build a culture of life.
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Evening Under The Stars With Dance Group WawelOn Saturday night, February 8, 2014, the members of Houston based Wawel Dance Group held a big party and fundraiser on the grounds of Our Lady Of Czestochowa Catholic Church to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the group. The Wawel Polish Folk Dancers are a non-profit performing group dedicated to promoting Polish culture through song and dance. The group consists of high school, college, graduate students and adults.
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2nd Church of St. Stanislaus In Chappell Hill TexasThis is the second St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill. It was built in 1901, after their first church was destroyed by the 1900 Hurricane. My parents were married at St Stanislaus, I was baptized there as well as six of my seven siblings. This photograph is part of the Felchak family pictures and it is a post card. St. Stanislaus will celebrate their 125th Anniversary in November of this year. Fr. Jozef Musioł has asked me to write the history of the parish.
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Koledy Polskie Polish Christmas Carolers In Chappell Hill TexasAn energetic group of kolednicy or Polish Christmas carolers gathered to sing old time carols at 12:30 PM on December 28, 2013. They started the celebration by singing on the steps of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, a historic Washington County parish that was founded in 1889 by early Polish immigrants to Texas. The weather started off partly cloudy and cool but overall it turned out to be a beautiful and comfortable day for the 6th annual Kolędy Polskie in Chappell Hill. St. Stanislaus’ pastor, Father Jozef Musiol, a native Polish speaker with a great singing voice, helped Mike Addicks, Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Mike Kurtin and Brian Marshall lead the group of about 80 singers of all ages, including a large delegation from Our Lady Of Czestochowa parish in Houston.
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Koledy Polskie Scheduled For December 28 In Chappell Hill

December 20, 2013

Friends and family (Przyjaciólmi i rodzina): On behalf of the “Kolędy Polskie” organizers, we want to invite you, your family and friends to join “Kolędy Polskie” on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in Chappell Hill, Texas at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. This will be our sixth annual “Kolędy Polskie” and we hope that […]

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