Celebrating the holidays, the Northside way

“This is Northside” features a 50-year tradition, a lifetime cultural tradition, and a loving gesture.

For the past 50 years, students and staff at Jay High School have been making the holidays brighter for underprivileged elementary students in their area.

A tamalada is a traditional Mexican party that brings family and friends together to assemble tamales. Parents of students participating in Club LT at Jones Middle School came together to assemble tamales and share cooking tips. They also shared stories and talked about their own family traditions.  The tamales were served at a Celebratory Family Learning Tree event that evening. 

Judy Flores, a bus driver at Rhodes Transportation Station, gathered coworkers and friends to stuff backpacks with school supplies for the younger victims of Hurricane Harvey. The students at Aransas Pass ISD were so appreciative that they sent a box full of thank you notes asking Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods to deliver them to the transportation employees.

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