City Officials Travel to Kentucky for Man's Response to Sarah Walls
Feb 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM CST
Feb 21, 2012
It was a video on YouTube that prompted city leaders to travel to Kentucky to meet a man that stood up for the city of Laredo after a woman posted a video trashing many people's hometown. District I Councilman Mike Garza, District Attorney Isidro Alaniz, and state representative Richard Pena Raymond were among the Laredo officials that met Kentucky man, Jack Strunk, today for his response to the Sarah Walls video. After departing early in the morning, city officials returned early evening. Dr. Oscar Perez organized the trip to Kentucky with the help of businessman, Pancho Ochoa, the owner of Taco Palenque, and said his friend, Judy Walker, is the one who showed him the video and inspired the trip. "I know there was a whole lot of chatter of many Laredoans who wanted to send Jack the Menudo he said he was craving, and I thought, 'wouldn't it be nice.' So it started with a 'what-if' and it spiraled from there." Jack Strunk is another non-native former Laredoan who grew up in Kentucky but lived in Laredo for a few years of his life. City officials, along with Dr. Perez and representatives of Taco Palenque, gave Mr. Strunk a key to the city of Laredo and declared February 20th as 'Jack Strunk Day in Laredo.' When asked how Jack Strunk day will be celebrated in Laredo in the future, Councilman Garza said maybe Strunk would make a visit. "Well we certainly want to invite him to Laredo. That will be the first step." City leaders are hoping to convince Strunk to come down sooner than next year to be honored and recognized by the city.