Kelly Janelle shooting for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Photo from the official facebook page of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
A big congratulations to the Sherwood Family on having Kelly Janelle be part of the 2012 Training Camp for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Earlier in the week, the Sherwood family sent out an email asking for your vote and support:

My granddaughter, Kelly Janelle Sherwood has been in the competition to become a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. In the past several weeks, she has succeeded in making the “cuts” and this weekend, she is among 54 young women from around the world who will be attempting to make it to the Cowboy Cheerleading Camp.

Information about Kelly:

Kelly graduated with honors from Alexander High School where she was captain of the national champion dance unit, the Dazzlers. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and has been choreographing dance for most of her high school years. She is also been modeling since she was 15 years old. Currently, she is a Laredo Community College Honors Program student where she has a 4.0 GPA. Kelly is the only Laredoan in the competition and is probably the youngest in this competition. I am definitely prejudiced, but I believe that when our community sees our beautiful Kelly, that they will be proud that she is representing not only herself but our city in this difficult competition.

We are asking Laredoans to please support her effort by clicking on the following Facebook page and vote for her

From Facebook, go to The Official Page of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders; Click on 2012 Cheerleading Camp Candidates; Look for Kelly Janelle(hint-she is wearing #9 on her swimsuit); then “like” her and make a positive comment if you would like to send her a message. After you have voted by your “like”, please click share and send it to your friends and family.

These votes do give her an edge in the competition and we hope that our community will support her effort.

Thank you.

Carol & Ed Sherwood

So far so good, she made this past weekend’s cut into the training boot camp. This link takes you to her Facebook page photo so that you can “like” it. You can still help some more, though. Text #24 to 88222 to vote for Kelly Janelle as a finalist.

She has incredible hard-earned dance talent and her grandparents, Ed or Carol, watching over her – so she can’t lose. I am sure she is as brilliant and nice of a person as they are.

Good luck to Kelly Janelle!!

Photo from Facebook, text added by me

Congratulations to the Interim coach for Trail Blazers

Photo credit: Bruce Ely of The Oregonian
Readers, you know I know little about sports. While I may not be able to capture the extent of awesomeness in the recent naming of Mr. Kaleb Canales to interim Trail Blazers coach, I do know it deserves a hearty congratulations.

From the (online version of The Oregonian) story:

The Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan Thursday and promoted assistant coach Kaleb Canales to interim coach. Canales started with the Blazers as a video intern in 2004 and worked his way up to assistant coach before the 2008-09 season.

And later about his start in Laredo:

This knowledge was not passed down from a famous father or gained through years of playing in the NBA. Canales, all 5-foot-11 of him, was the starting power forward at Laredo’s United High School — a fact that LaMarcus Aldridge, Joel Przybilla and Brandon Roy continue to rib him about — and later served as an assistant coach there for two seasons. He was an assistant at the University of Texas-Arlington, where he received his bachelor’s degree.

What a great story of an outsider intern progressing up the ranks in the NBA.

American Horror a positive for Gomez-Rejón

Tonight’s episode of American Horror Story on FX was directed by Laredoan, Alfonso Gomez-Rejón. His sister, Maite says:

It’s amazing… and very, very creepy!!

You have seen me mention him before in some of his past directorial successes. I am sure tonight’s show will be great – critics are already saying so but… I’d rather record it and watch during the day. Cluck, cluck.

New Laredo or Laredoan blogs

La Sanbe just wrote about a few new blogs in Laredo.

Thrifty Diners – a couple share their low cost recipes while shopping in Laredo
Wake Up Laredo – conservative talk show host Tom Wade writes about his opinion
The Stendhal Blues – former reporter now traveling through Mexico City shares his view

I had been meaning to share some others that I had missed in the Laredo Blogs of the year post. If you have some time, please check out:

Randomology – Michel de Campo’s very random blog. He currently lives in Laredo and has had his blog for about a year.

Raquel Kearney Elekes – This personal blog is written from her viewpoint about life and kids. Raquel Kearney Elekes is a wedding specialist and began her journal this January 2011.

Food Tease – one of my FAVORITE video/written blogs about a Canadian couple living in Laredo who share their adventures in food in such a creative way. I’ve featured them before but hadn’t shared their blog space.

There are many other Laredo resident, Laredo native or Laredo based blogs that are photography or business blogs but the above are made with no ads, for fun and for free. Can you feel the love?

Laredoan at Operation Eagle Claw II

photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System

A reminder of where Laredoans are in the fight in Afghanistan as brought to you by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.