THE LONESTAR WEEKLY
A little more than three years ago, Houston-native Austin Tice was taken captive in Syria. His many accolades include Eagle Scout, Marine, and journalist, but his more important titles are friend, brother, and son.
Austin's family is not just counting the days and minutes he's been gone, but theyre counting the milestones missed over the past three years, too.
I renew my call for Austin's immediate release by his captors and strongly urge the Obama Administration to utilize all possible means necessary to bring Austin home safely. Ive recently introduced legislation establishing an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator to create a unified government response to hostage situations like Austin's.
While nothing can undo the pain he and his loved ones have endured, as a nation we must do everything we possibly can to find Austin and bring this Texan home.
Photo courtesy of the Tice Family