Good tamales don’t come from can

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Tamales. There, on the front page of a Sunday edition of the “Clovis News Journal,” was a picture of tamales being made. Now, didn’t that make me hungry? Marie Gomez was working with a bunch of masa, some tasty-looking pork and a pan of corn husks. She was making tamales […]

Hispanic names need not be in Spanish

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist “Marsha” may not exactly be at the top of the list of popular Hispanic baby girl names, like Arianna, Marissa, Aaliyah and Olivia, but maybe “Masa” is. My friend Marsha Salazar doesn’t know why her mom named her Marsha, maybe after the Brady Bunch show. As the saying goes, “It’s […]