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Three citizens awarded with keys to the city

Left to right: Council Member Shane Scott, Council Member Jude Prather, Elizabeth Gary, Sean Moore and Brad Frailicks. PHOTO by DON ANDERS


City Council Member Jude Prather, assisted by Council Member Shane Scott, presented keys to the city to three citizens in a ceremony at City Hall this week.

Prather recognized Elizabeth Gary, a Texas State University graduate who opened Bizzy B’s Flowers in downtown San Marcos three years ago. He praised Gary for having an entrepreneurial spirit and for being involved in the community.

“Business owners like her are the lifeblood of the American economy,” Prather said.

Prather then honored Sean Moore, a former Marine infantryman who saw action in Ramadi and in the aftermath of the Second Battle of Fallujah in Iraq. After surviving encounters with several improvised explosive devices and helping treat a mortally injured comrade, Moore returned to the U.S. and is interning with the Hays County Veterans Service Office while attending Texas State University. Prather leads the county’s Veterans Services Office.

Prather also recognized 1st Lt. Brad Frailicks, who has deployed several times with the Texas Army National Guard both domestically and to Iraq. Frailicks is preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan by the end of the year. He graduated from Texas State University in 2008.

“Lt. Frailicks is a perfect example of a citizen soldier with the heart of a warrior and the spirit of an American volunteer,” Prather said.

Keys to the city are ceremonial honors presented to citizens and visitors who city leaders see as exemplifying service to country and community.