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The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, has filed a bill to exempt Texas from daylight saving time. Do you favor the change, even though it would put Texas at odds with almost all other states, or do you believe daylight saving time is beneficial?

“Only the government would cut off the top part of a blanket, sew it to the bottom of the blanket and think they’ve made a longer blanket.” — American Indian proverb. Audra Munoz

Arizona doesn’t do DST. They are still alive. I wouldn’t mind doing away with it either. Plus, it’s pointless. Ryan


I would rather it be a national change than just a state change. John


Personally, I love it. I get a lot of mileage out of the extra evening light. Much better than looking at it in the morning through an office window. Mark Alan Rush

The days naturally become a little bit longer toward summer time anyway. Do away with it. Lee Andrea Morris


I like it; it’s a nice change. Luanna Ward

It is a hassle for a week each season, but it does serve a purpose even in these times. Traffic is safer in daylight, and children often walk to and from school or stand at bus stops. For this reason we should keep it as it is. Also, Texas should not try to exclude itself from other states in the USA. We should try and include our citizens. Kenneth Starnes

If you love suffering through some sort of government-induced jet lag twice a year, then yes, you should definitely love DST. I say leave time alone. Diane Gatzke

Get rid of it. But I agree with most, we have bigger fish to fry. Arnetta

Williams Clements

Go back to standard time — there are still only 24 hours in a day and all this results in is a silly game. Need more daylight? Get up earlier. Cindy Pursley

Texas is a large state. I feel though this may be beneficial in one part of the state, it may not be as beneficial in another part. Amy McGinnis Laird

If you want to change something, find a way to kill poverty. Hope M. Cruz

And this is important because... Alison Gray

The original intent of DST was to give farmers more time in the fields. I don’t think that is relevant any longer... There are pros and cons. People with small children sometimes have trouble getting them to bed because the sun is still out. Some like it because it’s daylight when they get home and can still get out and do things with the family. Either way, I just wish they’d pick a time and leave it there. Doris Holloway Stark

Keep it and get rid of standard time. Daryl Mcneese