thanksgiving

Spice Up the Holidays with Alternative Cranberry Sauces From Texas Makers

November 15, 2023 | By Addie Broyles

Nearly every region of the United States has some kind of native berry: huckleberries in the Northwest, dewberries and mulberries in the South, chokeberries in the East, and cranberries in the swamps and bogs of the Northeast.

What the Recent Drought Means for Texas Pecans This Holiday Season—and Beyond

November 3, 2023 | By Laura Mallonee

Dust flies up from the wheels of Mark Walls’ UTV on a hot mid-September morning as he drives through the 300 acres of pecan trees that his granddad, a bespectacled dentist named Edmund “Doc” Darilek, planted in Seguin in 1958.

7 Great Moments in Texas Thanksgiving Turkey History

November 23, 2021 | By Sarah Thurmond

Every year, the President of the United States pardons a turkey before Thanksgiving, protecting a lucky fowl from becoming the main course at someone’s dinner table.

The History of Indigenous Food Traditions in Texas

October 28, 2021 | By Robyn Ross

Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Rises From the Ashes in Time for Thanksgiving

October 7, 2021 | By Laurel Miller

On Nov. 6, 2020, a fire broke out in one of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys freezers.

Traditions, Folklore, and Other Tales About Thanksgiving in Texas

November 26, 2020 | By Gene Fowler

Due to a Massive Fire, Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Cancels Remaining 2020 Orders

November 9, 2020 | By Melissa Gaskill

On Friday, Nov. 6, employees at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys in Tyler were spending the busy day fulfilling orders for the company’s famed Thanksgiving turkeys. That night, an explosion in one of the freezer facilities caused a fire and brought the busiest time of year to a halt.

How Oprah Helped This Smoked Turkey Company Become Famous

November 1, 2018 | By Michael Hoinski

Sam Greenberg, the third-generation owner of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys, can pinpoint the day his bird became the word: Nov. 11, 2003. Oprah Winfrey’s people had called. The famed talk show host wanted to feature Greenberg turkeys on her annual—and very influential—gift-giving episode, “Oprah’s Favorite Things.”

Free Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 24-26

November 22, 2017 | By

It doesn’t cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you’re on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including holiday craft fairs and Christmas extravaganzas.

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