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by James Smock on June 8, 2007

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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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Celebrate Your Polish Heritage in Texas on 2014 Labor Day WeekendThere are lots of events scheduled for the last holiday weekend of the hot Texas summer season, including several church bazaars on the Sunday before Labor Day. It’s hard to decide which ones to attend, but here’s three of them that relate to our Polish Texan heritage.
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27th Annual Polski Dzien (Polish Day) In Bremond TexasThe Bremond Chamber of Commerce is busy getting ready for the huge crowd that will come to celebrate Bremond’s rich Polish heritage at Polski Dzien (Polish Day) XXVII on Friday and Saturday, June 27 – 28, 2014. This year’s festival will feature lots of delicious Polish food, cold piwo, entertainment by the Dance Group Wawel and plenty of good Polish music by Polska Kapela and Brian Marshall and friends.
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2014 St. Joseph Catholic Church In Stoneham Texas Annual BazaarOn Sunday, May 26, 2013, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas held their annual homecoming bazaar to celebrate the 115th year of the founding of the historic parish. St. Joseph’s was established in 1909 by a group of Polish-speaking immigrants from the Grimes Prairie, Stoneham and Plantersville areas. This year’s bazaar started with a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Bill Kelly at 10:30 am in the beautiful old church. At 11:00 am, workers started serving a delicious barbecue pork and beef dinner with all the fixings including a wide array of homemade deserts and cold ice tea.
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Orleta Dance Ensemble of Dallas Texas - Photo by Michal MorawskiTexas became a home to the first Polish settlers in the United States of America who came to Panna Maria (Karnes County, TX), a settlement founded by Franciscan, Father Leopold Moczygemba in 1854. Over the years, Polish immigrants and their descendants spread to many other places of Texas such as Houston, Bremond and many others. Some of the most recent immigrants – including the ones who came to the States in the 80s and later, settled also in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area.
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Jim And Kathy Mazurkiewicz Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary In PolandWords cannot express the gratitude and appreciation my family and I have for the generosity, sincerity, friendship and love expressed for us by our friends as my wife Kathy and I renewed our wedding vows on August 9, 2013 at the church of my grandparents, St. Katarzyna Catholic Church in Węglewo, Poland. We do not know how to begin to justly thank everyone for the beautiful wedding anniversary celebration that the National Association of Cereal Grain Producers of Poland organized and sponsored. There is no doubt that this was one of the highlights of our lives and my family and I will cherish this day for the rest of our lives.
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2014 St. Joseph In Stoneham Texas BazaarSt. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas will be hosting their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, May 25, 2014 on the church grounds. St. Joseph Catholic Church was established in 1909 by a group of Polish-speaking immigrants from the Grimes Prairie, Stoneham and Plantersville areas.

Activities include a delicious barbecue dinner, booths and games for adults and children, raffle, live auction and live country and Polish music by Bill Mock and the Hwy 105 Band and Brian Marshall and friends.
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2014 Eighth Annual Polish Festival In Houston TexasBeautiful spring weather welcomed a large crowd of visitors to Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church as the parish held their 8th annual Polish Festival on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014. The festival was held on the church grounds in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The festival opened on Saturday morning with music by DJ Chris Piorkowski and singing by Edward Winiarski, followed by a rousing performance of Polish folk dancing by Houston’s own Wawel Dance Group.
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8th Annual Houston Polish Festival To Be Held On May 3rd – 4th

April 22, 2014

Houston’s 8th Annual Polish Festival will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The festival is a celebration of all things Polish – the food, the music, the language, the customs and the culture of the Polish […]

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