It happens once a year and this is the time of the year that we will be losing an hour of sleep, unfortunately.

Daylight Saving Time returns to Texas this Sunday morning at 2 a.m. (March 11th). This change will affect our inner workings for several days as we get used to waking up an hour earlier, but we'll enjoy it because it'll be lighter later in the evening!

So if you don't have a clock that automatically adjusts to Daylight Saving Time, you'll need to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night! Then when you wake on Sunday you'll also need to change the clock on your wall, your microwave, coffee maker, stove and other gadgets!

While you're running around the house changing your clocks you probably should check the following too:

  • smoke detector batteries - replace them with new ones
  • carbon monoxide monitor batteries - replace them with new ones
  • test home alarm systems - notify monitoring service before you do this though or else the police and fire department could be dispatched to your home

Interestingly, not all of the states within the U.S. recognize this time change. Residents of Hawaii are on constant time along with most of Arizona and some portions of Indiana. So with other areas of the country not observing this, some Texans feel the same way, that Texas should abolish the practice of moving time. If this movement is adopted and passed by Texas state legislators, Texas could become the third state to do away with time change all together.