True Believers

Tim Lambert

It’s hard to avoid all the news out of Washington, D.C., regarding the continued battle over Obamacare and the most recent government shutdown. I’ve watched with interest the leadership of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in this battle—and not just because I was an early supporter in his race for the U.S. … [Read more...]

Eternal Vigilance

Tim Lambert

I just returned the last week of September from an annual conference that several THSC staff members and I attend with the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership. This conference is conducted by an organization made up of state home school leaders and is, essentially, an … [Read more...]

The Miraculous Death of SB 768

Paul Hastings

This is a story of vigilance, a zombie bill that wouldn’t die, and the courage of one man who stood in the doorway of truth and held back the forces of evil. Most of all, this is the story of God’s faithfulness. The Watchmen As many of you know, at the beginning of the spring the Texas Home School … [Read more...]

Support Home Schooling…But

Tim Lambert

In the 1980s home schooling was still a concept with which most people were unfamiliar and with which many elected officials were not comfortable. In fact, I often quote former Texas Attorney General Jim Maddox, who said that he did not believe parents were qualified to raise their children, much … [Read more...]

Freedom and Liberty Not Free

Tim Lambert

As we celebrate “Independence Day,” or the founding of our great country, this July and at the same time watch the protests and counter-protests at the Texas Capitol during the second special session for the Texas Legislature, I am reminded that liberty and freedom are not free. Some home … [Read more...]

2013 Texas Legislative Summary for Home Schoolers

This past spring the THSC Watchmen sifted through 9721 pieces of legislation, tracked over 125 bills, and killed 12 different bills that would have harmed home schooling and parental rights on a wide variety of fronts. Listen as Nathan Exley, Jeremy Newman, David Huber, Ben Snodgrass, Trent … [Read more...]

Good bills, bad bills

texas-news

I. Deceased Bad Bills As of May 18, SB 303 is officially dead. Your diligent phone calls paid off! SB 303 would have given the final authority for doctors to make certain end-of-life decisions for sick children. It would have empowered doctors to place “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” orders into … [Read more...]

Oh So Close!

tebowlaw

Last week we continued to work for the passage of SB 929, the Tim Tebow Bill, out of the House Public Education Committee since the deadline was Saturday at midnight to pass Senate bills out of the House. About midweek I spoke directly with Chairman Aycock, who had thus far refused to allow a vote … [Read more...]

SB 303 Dead, Dead, Dead

A couple of weeks ago we issued an alert against SB 303 in an attempt to fix the situation that allows hospitals and doctors to issue “secret” orders in a patients file to “Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate” (DNAR). While the goal was laudable, it was the clear view of most pro-life organizations and … [Read more...]