EDITORIAL: Let's switch to standard time
Mar. 18—Nobody likes Daylight Saving Time. So there was much cheering when the U.S. Senate passed a bill earlier this week to eliminate the decades-old practice. The 50-0 vote, a rare moment of unity for the chamber, was celebrated from bleary-eyed coast to bleary-eyed coast. The so-called Sunshine Protection Act, as written, would end the twice-yearly switch between standard time and Daylight ...news.yahoo.com
Here’s what permanent daylight saving time would mean for San Antonio and South Central Texas
On Tuesday, the Senate voted unanimously to pass the Sunshine Protection Act. If approved in the House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden, Daylight Saving Time would become permanent across the United States in 2023.
Sabinal food distribution set March 8
In Sabinal Independent School District sports news, track participants will be in Comfort for relays after school today. The Lady Jacket junior varsity and varsity softball teams will host Ingram on March 8, beginning at 5 p.m. In band news, tomorrow the high school band will travel to Pleasanton for a UIL concert and sight reading competition during school hours. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
In defense of the early bird
One needs no further reason to wake up early than to look at the skyToday marks the day where our clocks “spring forward,” in honor of Daylight Saving Time (DST). I know for certain that I am in the minority when it comes to being an early bird. The sun is getting brighter and sometimes I get so caught up in my little world that I forget to look. If you ever wonder why some people are early birds, look no further than the sky. There lies the reminder that to witness a sky in the early hours, even a blue one, is a wonderful thing.trinitonian.com
Showers expected in San Antonio Saturday night
Here are the forecast highlights:A strong upper low has moved into the plains Saturday, kicking off a line of severe storms across West Texas. The severe weather risk on Saturday night is low for much of the KSAT viewing area (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) A thin line of showers and weak storms will progress east after midnight, moving through San Antonio by the predawn hours on Sunday. Showers and a few rumbles of thunder will be near San Antonio through the overnight & predawn Sunday morning hours. 7 Day ForecastThe latest extended forecast for the San Antonio area (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)
Group of bipartisan senators pushes for permanent Daylight Saving Time
Americans are about to "spring forward" and adjust their clocks for Daylight Saving Time, and a group of lawmakers wants to make it the last clock change ever. "Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is why the Florida legislature voted to make it permanent in 2018. I'm proud to reintroduce this bipartisan bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, and give our nation's families more stability throughout the year." "Americans' lifestyles are very different than they were when Daylight Saving Time began more than a century ago," Whitehouse said. "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent will end the biannual disruptions to daily life and give families more daylight hours to enjoy after work and school."cbsnews.com
LIVE RADAR: Storms possible for San Antonio
As we approach the start of Daylight Saving Time (March 14) and the official start to spring (March 20), we’ve been experiencing a warmer, more humid weather pattern. And as we all know, spring can often mean thunderstorms. In fact, we’ll have a chance to see a few storms Saturday night. For more on the forecast, click here. For live radar, please play the video above.
Why and when the US started changing the clock
It's Daylight Saving Time. There's an age-old myth that Daylight Saving was a practice adopted to give farmers extra time in the sun to work out in the field. But, that's not really why dozens of countries follow it. In the US, states are not required by law to follow DST -- Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe it. Whether or not "saving daylight" is the most energy efficient method for electricity conservation is still up for debate.
Did your phone automatically update for Daylight Saving Time?
Smartphones usually reset automatically for Daylight Saving Time but the feature can be turned off. Most smartphone clocks will automatically adjust, if the phone's software is up to date. However, if you went into the settings and changed any of the default settings, you may have to update your clock yourself once daylight saving time ends. If you have an iPhone, make sure it has "Set Automatically" enabled under "Date & Time." If you have an Android system, make sure your settings prompt the phone to use a network-provided time zone.
Is your home safe? Answering 6 pressing questions about carbon monoxide poisoning
More than 20,000 people visit an emergency room and 4,000 people are hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning. Desi Martinez from Martinez & Associates has some helpful insight on recognizing and treating carbon monoxide poisoning, in both emergency and nonemergency situations. If you don't have a carbon monoxide detector, it's worth the investment to keep your family safe. Those with chronic heart disease, anemia, or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from carbon monoxide. How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
How you should spend that extra hour from Daylight Saving Time
According to Mother Nature Network, there is a ton of data that points to negative effects on our bodies from the time change resulting from daylight saving time. -- we've reached the end of the seasonal practice known as Daylight Saving Time. "When we do go to daylight saving time, sleep is disrupted; it's shortened and it's less efficient," Watson said. Trying to adjust to Daylight Saving Time can throw off this internal response. And if you're thinking to yourself that snoozing for an extra hour or not couldn't possibly make a difference to your health, you're underestimating sleep again.