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BVCHS Hosts Ceske mse Vanocni (The Czech Christmas Mass)

12/03/2015 09:58
December 3, 2015, The BVCHS was proud to host the Ceske mse Vanocni (The Czech Christmas Mass) on December 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  4 soloists, a small choir, a small string group and a organist from the University of North Texas brought an evening of music that is performed at...

BVCHS Polka Mass, Dinner and Dance

10/11/2015 10:34
October 11, 2015, Two Polka masses were celebrated at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas.  The Taylor Czech Chorus sang at the polka masses.  Following the masses, a dinner was served at 1:00 PM followed by the dance at...

BVCHS hosts the 2015 CHS Spring State Meeting & 13th Annual Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant

04/25/2015 17:33
April 25, 2015, The BVCHS hosted the CHS Spring State Meeting & 13th Annual Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant.  The festivities occurred at the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center in Bryan, Texas.  The day began with coffee and kolaches and the Opening Ceremonies occurred at 9:15...

2015 Chapter Meeting - January 22

01/22/2015 09:32
On January 22, 2015 a chapter meeting occurred at C&J Barbeque located in Bryan, Texas.  Dining began at 6:30 PM and the meeting kicked off around 7:00 PM.  The main agenda items included the installation of officers, the upcoming CHS State meeting which will be hosted by...

2014 BVCHS Christmas Party

12/05/2014 13:42
The annual BVCHS Christmas Party was held on December 5, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church PAC in Bryan, Texas.  A catered dinner was served featuring turkey and dressing with all the trimmings.  Several special presentations were made during the evening.  Marketa Byrtusova,...

2014 Brazos Valley Worldfest

11/22/2014 12:03
On November 22, 2014, the annual Brazos Valley Worldfest took place.  The event opened at 10:00 AM but was cut short and cancelled around 11:00 AM due to threatening weather in the area.  There were around 20-30 visitors to the booth before the event was cancelled. This year there was an...

2014 Chapter Meeting - November 20

11/20/2014 15:50
On November 20, 2014 a chapter meeting occurred at The Feed Barn in Bryan, Texas.  Topics of discussion included several upcoming events (Worldfest, Christmas Party) as well as the election of 2015-2016 Officers.  All of the current officers were voted in to continue their term for...

2014 Kolache and Christmas Bread Baking Class

10/25/2014 16:15
The 2014 Kolache and Christmas Bread Baking Class occurred on October 25, 2014 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center. The class provided a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make genuine Czech Kolache and Vanocka (braided Christmas Bread). The class was taught by Mr....

2014 Polka Mass, Dinner and Dance

10/21/2014 14:53
October 12, 2014, The BVCHS sponsored a Polka Mass, Dinner and Dance.  The masses were celebrated at the St, Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM and the Taylor Czech Chorus performed during the mass. Dinner was served at 1:00 PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish...

2014 Chapter Meeting - September 11

09/11/2014 11:02
On September 11, 2014 a chapter meeting occurred at C&J Barbeque located in Bryan, Texas.  Multiple topics were discussed including several upcoming events including:   Fall Czech Celebration 10/12/14 BVCHS Kolache Baking Class 10/25/14 Brazos Valley Worldfest...

2014 Chapter Meeting - June 26

06/27/2014 11:48
On June 26, 2014 a chapter meeting occurred at College Station Fire Station #6, located at 610 University Drive.  Multiple topics were discussed including a wrap up of events in the spring and a brief preview of some events to come in 2014/2015. 

2014 Czech Cuisine Day

05/31/2014 11:13
On May 31, 2014, the Brazos Valley Czech Heritage Society presented its first Czech Cuisine Day.  The event included a catered meal, along with special Czech and Texas Czech treats.  The meal started at 5:30 and was located at the main dining room at Watercrest in Bryan (3801 East Crest...

2014 Texas Czech Celebration

05/05/2014 16:07
On May 5, 2014 a Texas Czech Celebration was held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church PAC.  The event honored Tomas Pansky for his hard work and willingness to step in and teach the Czech language class for the spring 2014 semester.  A brief language class was held, followed by a Czech pot...

2014 Easter Kolache Baking Class

04/05/2014 18:31
The class was offered by Brazos Valley Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society and took place on Saturday April 5th, 2014 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center.  The students learned how to make genuine Czech kolache and Easter Bread.

2014 Easter Egg Decorating Class

03/30/2014 08:14
The Brazos Valley Czech Heritage Society sponsored it's first ever Czech Easter Egg decorating class on Sunday, March 30.  The class was instructed by Gail Urbanovsky and took place at the  Hope Evangelical Free Church Life Center, 5376 Raymond Stotzer Parkway,...

2014 Valentine's Day Dance

02/16/2014 21:13
The Chapter's second annual Valentine's Day Dance was held on the afternoon of Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Activity Center in Bryan, Texas.  A light lunch featuring chopped beef barbeque sandwiches was served.  Music for the dance was provided...

2014 Meeting and Cultural Presentation

02/13/2014 21:19
The February 2014 chapter meeting occurred on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the IHOP in Bryan, Texas. The discussion centered on multiple upcoming events including:2nd Annual Valentine's Day Dance Easter Egg Decorating ClassKolache Baking ClassApril Meeting and Cuisine DayThe...

2013 Christmas Party

12/06/2013 14:23
The 2013 BVCHS Christmas Party took place on Friday, December 6 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center.  Radek Skoda, PH.D. and his guest Researchers from the Czech Republic made a presentation on “Czech Traditions as Celebrated Today.”  The Reverend Rudy Junek gave the...

2013 Meeting and Cultural Presentation - Czech Fairy Tales

11/14/2013 13:57
The November 2013 chapter meeting occurred on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Longhorn Tavern Steakhouse in Bryan, Texas. The discussion centered on upcoming World Fest and Christmas Party. The meeting also included a cultural presentation by Radek Skoda, PH.D. over Czech Fairy Tales.

2013 Meeting and Cultural Presentation

10/17/2013 11:49
The October 2013 chapter meeting occurred on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  The meeting included a Potluck dinner and was held at the Hope Evangelical Free Church Meeting Center in College Station, Texas.  The main topics of discussion included recaps of the Polka mass and dance and...

2013 Kolache and Christmas Bread Baking Class

10/12/2013 11:27
The 2013 Kolache and Christmas Bread Baking Class occurred on October 12, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center. The class provided a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make genuine Czech Kolache and Vanocka (braided Christmas Bread). The class was taught by Mr....

2013 October Czech Month Celebration

10/06/2013 11:22
The Brazos Valley Czech Heritage Society sponsored the celebration of two polka masses at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas on Sunday, October 6.The Taylor Czech Chorus sang at the masses.Following the 11:30 AM mass, a dance was held with music provided by...

2013 Meeting & Cultural Presentation - Jean Blaha Davis

09/19/2013 10:37
The September 2013 chapter meeting occurred on Thursday, September 19, 2013.at the IHOP in Bryan, Texas.  The meeting discussed multiple upcoming events including 42 Game Night, the October BVCHS Czech Heritage Celebration, the Kolache Baking Class and World Fest.  The meeting...

2013 Cultural Presentation - John Hus

07/11/2013 15:25
The July 2013 chapter meeting featured a cultural presentation by Rev. Joseph J. Polasek entitled "John Hus: God's Faithful Goose". Bro. Joseph, as he is better known, was born and raised in Caldwell, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he received a BBA (1971) and MBA (1976), both in...

2013 Cultural Presentation - Bohemians, Bavarians, Beer, and the Irish

05/23/2013 16:54
The May 2013 chapter meeting featured a cultural presentation by Stanislav Vitha entitled, " Bohemians, Bavarians, Beer, and the Irish."  Stan was born in South Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. He attended college and received his doctoral degree in Molecular and Cell Biology in České Budějovice, the...

2013 Kolache and Easter Baking Class

03/23/2013 10:21
The class was taught by Mr. Stanislav Vitha, and involved making Easter Breads, which are sweet breads with nuts and raisins, as well as traditional West Bohemian, large koláče with yogurt cheese, poppy seed and fruit filling. The class also enjoyed making rye sourdough bread for lunch.

2013 Cultural Presentation - Great Moravia and Its Two Learned Missionaries

03/21/2013 14:36
The March 2013 chapter meeting featured a cultural presentation by Zora Bravenec entitled, "Great Moravia and Its Two Learned Missionaries Konstantin and Metod." Zora was born in Czechoslovakia and graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava in 1966 with a major in English, Slovak, and Czech...

2013 Valentine's Day Dance

02/17/2013 10:32
The Chapter’s first ever Valentine’s Day Dance was held on the afternoon of Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the St. Joseph PAC from 3 to 6 p.m. Music for the dance was provided by DJ Ronnie Horcica who hosts a program called “Czech Polka Time” airing locally in the Bryan/College Station area on KAGC...

2012 Christmas Party

12/14/2012 10:40
The Christmas Party was held at the St. Joseph PAC beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Reverend John Gantt gave the blessing prior to the meal and presented the Christmas Message to the group. Tomas Pansky and Lynette Urbanovsky sang, and Tomas played his guitar to lead the group in Czech and American...

2012 Bryan/College Station Christmas Parade

12/02/2012 10:45
  With the support of the BVCHS, Jennifer Koll participated in the 86th annual Bryan-College Station Christmas Parade which had as its theme this year “Lone Star Christmas.” This was another opportunity for Jennifer to showcase her Czech heritage so she was more than happy to...

2012 Brazos Valley Worldfest

11/10/2012 11:34
The annual festival presenting many nations and cultures of people living in the Brazos Valley took place on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, 1015 Colgate Drive, College Station, TX. Among the more than 30 countries represented, the Czech Republic booth was sponsored by...

2012 Kolache and Christmas Bread Baking Class

10/27/2012 11:36
The Class was held on October 27, 2012, in the Saint Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center located at 700 East 26th Street, Bryan, TX [St. Joseph PAC]. The class of 12 was taught by Mr. Stanislav Vitha and covered some evolutionary differences between the original Czech and Moravian koláče...

2012 Westfest Parade

08/31/2012 11:40
  Jennifer Koll, Miss Texas Czech-Slovak First Runnerup 2012, participated in the 2012 Westfest parade as well as the parade of costumes held in conjunction with the event that weekend. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Koll of Lewisville, TX, and granddaughter of Mrs. Jo Ann Zaeske...