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

Oilton voting turnout MUCH better than Laredo

seen at Aimee's Restaurant in Oilton

My new assignment has me traveling and I had a chance to stop in at what seemed to be the only restaurant/grocery store in Oilton, Texas. According to the 2000 census, the population is only 310 – a 2007 update has it at 370 so… it was a little surprising to see what amounts to the “posting of the election results” on the restaurant/grocery store window.

J.P. Garcia received 427 votes
S. Johnson received 204 votes

Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute… someone explain to me how a community with under 400 residents, many under 18 years old, can have 631 voters? My partner says “its the quad cities, fregada!” Even so, Aguilares has 37 residents, Bruni has 412 residents, and Mirando City has 493 residents – meaning the Quad cities combined has 1,312 total residents. Now, if we consider that about 1/2 are under 18… isn’t that still either 100% voter turn-out or am I missing something else?