Spring ahead this weekend, daylight saving time begins March 10

By: Woodlands Online | Published 03/06/2024


Love it or hate it (most of us fall in the latter camp), Daylight Saving Time is right around the corner. This Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. – also known as “two hours past midnight when you go to bed Saturday night” – our clocks will skip ahead an hour, effectively immediately wiping out everything between 2:01 and 2:59 a.m. and settling directly onto 3 o’clock.

This annual event has long been debated based on its merits. Actually more states are introducing legislation to stay on DST year round, while others want to stick with standard time. Here in the Lone Star State, and smack dab in the middle of election season to boot, the proposal only got so far: Texas lawmakers have repeatedly attempted to get rid of daylight saving time, but the efforts haven't taken hold. In April of last year, the Texas House approved a bill to permanently stay on Daylight Saving Time, but the Senate never voted on it. It’s too late to base a Primary Election vote on that information, but something to keep in your pocket for the November general.

As we ‘spring forward’ this weekend, remember that all of your ‘smart’ devices should change times automatically, but manually operated clocks like on your microwave oven or prehistoric clock radio will have to be updated by hand. Also, come Monday morning on March 11, drink an extra cup of coffee and keep a keener eye out on other bleary-eyed drivers who might have difficulty making immediate adjustment to the change.

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