From Texas Public Radio:
Texas and turkeys have a strong connection.
There is the Texas panhandle town of Turkey, home of the late 1940s king of western swing and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Bob Wills. Another town with turkey ties is Cuero, about 90 miles east of San Antonio.
According to the Cuero Chamber of Commerce, its big turkey farms are gone now, but the town – known as the “turkey capital of the world” – still celebrates its past each October with Turkeyfest, including a race between two turkeys down the main drag. The town’s high school football team is even called the Gobblers.