Daylight Saving Time in Texas – When Do We Set Our Clocks Forward An Hour?
We're just a few months away from another time change in Texas. This time we all get to lose an hour as we set our clocks forward. But when do we make the big-time change in Texas?
States like Arizona and Hawaii don't have to adjust their clocks each year since the federal government doesn't require states and territories to observe Daylight Saving Time.
Not long ago, a bill was passed by the Senate to make Daylight Saving Time our normal time. It was sent to the House but no action was taken and so far a new bill has not been introduced.
So unfortunately we will still have to observe Daylight Saving Time, at least for the time being.
Many times Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time confuse people as many of us forget when we go forward an hour and when we go back an hour. The best rule of thumb is to remember the old saying "spring forward, fall back". Annually, Daylight Saving Time begins in the Spring and ends in the Fall.
So, with all that being said, don't forget to set your alarm clocks, microwaves, ovens, watches, and sometimes phones an hour before you go to sleep on the Saturday before the time change. Or you can just wake up at 2 am Sunday, March 10th, and change your clocks. The choice is yours.
History of Daylight Saving Time
According to Time And Date, the dude on the quarter, Benjamin Franklin was instrumental in coming up with the idea of Daylight Saving Time.
Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern DST was not proposed until 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift to the Wellington Philosophical Society.
The conception of DST was mainly credited to an English builder, William Willett in 1905, when he presented the idea to advance the clock during the summer months. His proposal was published two years later and introduced to the House of Commons in February 1908. The first Daylight Saving Bill was examined by a select committee but was never made into a law. It was not until World War I, in 1916, that DST was adopted and implemented by several countries in Europe who initially rejected the idea.
So there you have it. It was all Ben's fault. Man, get your picture on a quarter and you come up with all kinds of weird stuff.
I digress. Don't forget to set your clocks forward on March 10th!
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