Witamy – Welcome

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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History of the Rose Garden in Houston

Lately, people have been asking about the history of the “Rose Garden” (2621 Link Road) in the Heights so the following is what I know to be true. First of all, the Rose Garden wasn’t always “Rose Garden”. To start at the beginning, we have to go back about eighty years or so. That’s when my grandparents, Wallace and Rosie Mozdenski, moved from Chappell Hill to the Houston Heights. The year was 1936 and they bought a house on Aurora Street just off of North Main.
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Chappell Hill SpecialNa pił się Jasiu ciepłego wina
pojachu do domu ukoło swoję żona
ukoło swoję żona okolej komina
pojachu do domu kolej ko wina
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2016 Evening Under The Stars With Dance Group WawelOn Saturday night, January 23, 2016, 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 5th 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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Koledy Polskie Polish Christmas Carolers In Chappell Hill Texas

A large group of kolednicy or Polish Christmas carolers gathered to sing old time carols at 12:30 PM on St. Stephens Day, December 26, 2015. The opening ceremony was held 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 was cloudy and warm but overall it turned out to be a beautiful and comfortable day for the 8th annual Kolędy Polskie in Chappell Hill.
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Polish documentary film Empty NightsA Polish documentary film titled “Puste Nucs” or “Empty Nights” tells the story of an ancient rite, which supports the mourners in the difficult moments of the first days after the death of a loved one. This Empty Night rite is still in use in some parts of Poland.

45 minute long Polish language film with English sub-titles.

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The first Polish Home at 2706 White Oak Drive, shortly after opening in 1918Polish Home of Houston
103 Cooper Road
Houston, Texas
Status: Closed

Article originally published in Polish American Journal
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2015 Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month In Texas

October is Polish American Heritage Month and after the typical long, hot Texas summer, it’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather we traditionally have in October. There are plenty of festivals and other activities going on this month and here’s a list of some of the things you can do to celebrate your Polish heritage.

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Gary Kubiak Enters First Year Of The Job He Was Made To Do

July 31, 2015

On Aug. 2, 1976, Gary Kubiak walked off a plane and into the rest of his life. Just 14 years old, he absorbed the enormousness of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, the exhilaration, the screaming fans, the red and yellow seats, the white scoreboard staring from above the top deck as if it were […]

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