Saturday, November 5, 2011


Wurstfest 2011 started last night.

Come get some sausage und

Drink responsibly however.

Oh and stop by the Republican Women's Booth Monday evening after 8 p.m. for some fried pickles or sausage cheese balls and say hello to me.

Auf weidersehen!

Oompah-pah-pah: The heartbeat of New Braunfels

By Roy Bragg - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS — The official emblem of this historic German burg should show a tuba and an accordion, and bear the slogan “In Heaven, There is No Beer.”

That's because New Braunfels is the undisputed center of the Texas polka universe. An unofficial count shows 14 oompah bands based here, 20 percent of the professional polka bands in the state, according to Texas Polka News.

The bands range from two-musician acts like Oma and Oompahs to The Seven Dutchmen, which has nine members at most gigs. Some bands are traditional. Others mix in rock, country and ballroom numbers.