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You might be noticing that there is a little more light in the sky at the end of the day. I know I have noticed, and it seems like it just came out of nowhere. One day the light just started holding on a little longer than in the weeks before. On social media, people are talking about the dreaded time change and asking if Texans have to change their clocks.

When Does Daylight Saving Time Begin In 2024?

The beginning of Daylight Saving Time isn't too far away. Sunday, March 10, 2024 is the official first day of Daylight Saving Time. DST will run until Sunday, November 3, 2024. That means those observing Daylight Saving Time will "Spring Forward" by an hour at 2:00am on Sunday morning.

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Will Texans Have To Change Their Clocks

The short answer is yes. While the Texas House in 2023 voted to permanently stay on Daylight Saving Time, the federal government does not allow states to permanently stay on DSL. Some states, like Arizona and Hawaii, do not observe Daylight Saving Time and thus get to stay on the same time year around.

History of the Time Change in the United States

While farmers are often blamed for the reason we have a time change, they actually are not the reason. It's always been about saving energy. In 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which extended Daylight Saving Time by 4 weeks.

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