I am not a fan of Daylight Saving time. I never have been. I suffer in the spring, and look forward to fall every year.
The struggle is real, y'all.
It got worse in 2007, when the Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended daylight saving time by four weeks.
Now the United States Senate has approved a proposal to make daylight saving time permanent. If passed in the House and signed by President Biden, we would never have to set our clocks back an hour again in Texas, or any other state.
However, there is some divide on whether we should keep standard time or get rid of it and stick with DST.
(Picture of my inner child in March after I lose an hour of sleep)
Difference Between Daylight Saving and Standard Time
I don't like going back and forth every six months, and I'm not alone. Most Americans want to stop switching between daylight saving and standard time, but disagree on which should be used all year long, according to an Associated Press poll.
Daylight Saving Time moves forward by one hour in the spring ('spring forward'), and then in autumn clocks go back an hour, the way they should be ('fall back'). Standard time resumes this November, so seven more months until we get right. Ugh.
States That Do Not Observe Daylight Saving Time
The bill would allow Arizona and Hawaii to remain on standard time, as well as American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to Reuters.
The Sunshine Protection Act
As is, it would eliminate standard time and keep daylight saving time all year, but his bill does not alter or change time zones. The bill still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives before it can be signed into law. It would go into effect in 2023. I'm keeping fingers crossed that standard time wins this round!
It's ALWAYS Time For Ice Cream!
is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list
of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.
In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table
and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.
Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.
Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books
Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.
Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.
Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.
LOOK: 15 Pets You CAN'T Own in the City of Temple
Temple is a super pet-friendly place to live, but there are some animals city officials would really rather you not try to tame and keep in your home. Let's take a look at a few of the critters on the banned list