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An old fashioned family Christmas party

St. Francis is just days away from holding its first-ever tamalada—an old South Texas tradition of gathering with friends and family to make tamales for the holidays! This inaugural gathering will actually be more of a class, to learn tamal-making from members of Colectivo Cultural, a group formed by a local family that loves to share its culinary heritage. Even though about a dozen St. Francis parishioners have signed up to pay fees for the class, all are welcome to come and hear about the traditions and techniques of making the savory dish that is always popular, especially during the holidays. The class is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 5, in the parish hall. While tamales mi