Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
Be prepared to "fall back" early Sunday morning, as Lobos gain an hour of sleep with the end of daylight saving time in the United States.
Most devices connected wirelessly to the internet will automatically "fall back" to 1 a.m. at 2 a.m., but don't forget to change any clocks that need a manual change, such as a wall or microwave clock.
The time change will not impact Longview ISD class schedules, though a difference in the amount of sunlight in the mornings/evenings will be noticeable during bus pickups and extracurricular events.
Once daylight saving (not "savings," as many people say) time ends, most Americans will stay on standard time until March 12, 2017.
The idea for changing the clocks is traced to Benjamin Franklin, who suggested Americans could conserve energy and revel in an extra hour of daylight if they moved their clocks forward in the spring. However, the United States didn't implement the clock modification as a way to save fuel until May 1916, in the midst of World War I.
Not all U.S. states and territories take part in daylight saving time. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) do not observe daylight saving time.