NewsLocal News


Is Daylight Saving Time really beneficial?

Posted at 5:46 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 19:51:17-05

Get ready for a daylight saving time change this weekend.

We’ll spring forward an hour, which means you’ll lose an hour of sleep on Sunday morning.

Daylight Saving Time started as a fuel-saving measure back in 1918, towards the end of World War I.

And some critics say the practice is antiquated and no longer needed.

“There’s a study which shows that actually a substantial amount of people actually spend that extra hour doing nothing more than just cyber-loafing,” Texas A&M-Corpus Christi economics professor Dr. Jim Lee said. “You know, nothing related to work.”

The state legislature has also gotten involved in this debate.

Several measures are being considered in the house and senate that would end Daylight Saving Time here in Texas if they’re approved.

But similar measures have failed in the past.