Under the Texas Standard Possession Order, which most people have either as a final or a temporary order, if the child's father is a conservator, he is entitled to possession from 6:00p.m. on the Friday before Father's Day until 6:00 p.m. on Fathers Day, as long as he picks the child up from and drops off the child with the other conservator. (Tex. Fam. Code 153.314(5)).
The holiday was started by Senora Smart Dodd, whose father, William Jackson Smart was a civil war veteran who raised his six children alone. In 1910 a bill was introduced in Congress to make it a national holiday, but it wasn't until 1957 when Maine Senator Margret Chase Smith accused Congress honoring mothers with a holiday, but of ignoring fathers for 40 years and singling out "just one of our two parents". In 1972, the national holiday was finally signed into law.