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15 Puro Things About Thanksgiving in San Antonio 

What is Thanksgiving in San Antonio without Bill Miller pumpkin pie and the Cowboys game? Well, it definitely isn't the Puro San Antonio way to celebrate the holiday. These are all guaranteed to happen, we can promise you now.
You'll consider volunteering at the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, only to call too late and find out they already have enough volunteers. (UTSA Library Special Collections)
At least one loved one will arrive overly bundled-up even though it's 75 degrees outside. (thepluckyknitter.com)
You will curse H-E-B during that inevitable run to the store the night before Thanksgiving. (Courtesy)
But you praised Jesus when H-E-B decided to stay open until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. (Courtesy)
Someone is in charge of bringing rice and beans for side dishes. (fivehearthome.com)
If you make green beans without the French fried onion topping, you will be banished from your family forever. (Betty Crocker)
There will be pumpkin empanadas AND pumpkin pie. (latinbusinesstoday.com)
And that pumpkin pie will be from Bill Miller's. (Courtesy)
There will also be tamales. (Courtesy)
When dessert comes around, the pecan pie, which is disgusting, will be the first thing to disappear. (Wikimedia Commons)
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In some homes, there is the very real possibility that the turkey on the table was shot by someone in your family. (Wikimedia Commons)
Watching absolutely anything else besides the Cowboys football game is simply not an option. (Courtesy)
There will be so much Miller Lite that you can't even, and it will all be consumed. (Courtesy)
All of the men (and some of the women) will disappear immediately after the Cowboys game so they can be in their hunting blinds by 5 a.m. (Wikimedia Commons)
You'll take out-of-towners to see River Walk Christmas Lights, which will be your only visit to the River Walk this year. (Jack/Flickr)
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You'll consider volunteering at the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, only to call too late and find out they already have enough volunteers. (UTSA Library Special Collections)

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