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For Immediate Release
THSC Watchmen Arrive in Austin and Prepare for Battle
AUSTIN, Texas, January, 9, 2015 – Late on Saturday, January 3, six young men from across Texas arrived at their rent house in Austin where they will live for the next five months. The Texas Home School Coalition chose these specific home school graduates as the 2015 THSC Watchmen because of their proven character, abilities, dedication, and their passion for protecting parental rights and home schooling families across Texas.
The THSC Watchmen will represent Texas home schoolers at the Capitol in Austin during the 84th Texas Legislative Session, January 13 through June 1. They will do so by lobbying for legislation that promotes parental and home schooling rights and against legislation that would inhibit the prosperity of the family and the home schooling community in Texas.
The two primary legislative focuses of the THSC Watchmen are the Tim Tebow Bill and the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act. The Tim Tebow Bill, if passed, would allow Texas home school students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities within the University Interscholastic League (UIL) through the public school district in which the student lives. The Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act, if passed, would close loopholes in the Family Code that allow vindictive in-laws to take children from the custody of fit parents.
The success of the THSC Watchmen assisting the passage of this legislation hinges on the team creating and maintaining relationships with each of the state representatives and senators. Additionally, the team will testify in committee on certain legislation pertaining to their objective of promoting family rights. The THSC Watchmen will continue to keep the public up-to-date on new developments in the weeks to come. For more information, please visit thsc.org/watchmen.
About THSC: Since 1986 THSC has served and informed parents and the home schooling community in Texas. THSC members and supporters are informed families who believe in their right to direct the care, control, and upbringing of their children, believing that parents determine what is in the best interest of their children. THSC is the recognized authority advocating for and defending home schooling and parental rights in Texas. For more information visit THSC.org.