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Time Zones Currently Being Used in Texas
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC -6||MDT||Mountain Daylight Time||El Paso||Sat, 6:19:56 am|
|UTC -5||CDT||Central Daylight Time||Houston||Sat, 7:19:56 am|
Two Texas Time Zones
Because of Daylight Saving Time (DST), areas observing CT switch between Central Standard Time (CST) and Central Daylight Time (CDT). The three counties in West Texas follow Mountain Standard Time (MST) as standard time and Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) when DST is in effect.
Mountain Time in National Park
Most of Culberson County, including its largest city Van Horn, uses Central Time. However, northwest in the county, in Guadalupe Mountains National Park—home of the famous mountain El Capitan—Mountain Time is informally used.
Generalized Time Zones in Texas
|Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Offset||Current Time|
|MT||Mountain Time||UTC -7:00 / -6:00||Sat, 6:19:56 am|
|CT||Central Time||UTC -6:00 / -5:00||Sat, 7:19:56 am|
Note: Local time in these time zones changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.
Time Zones Not Currently Being Observed in Texas
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Commences|
|UTC -7||MST||Mountain Standard Time||Nov 5, 2023|
|UTC -6||CST||Central Standard Time||Nov 5, 2023|
The above time zones are used during other parts of the year. They will become active again after the next clock change as Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.
Time Zone News
- 3/6/2023 – DST Start 2023: US and Canada
- 10/27/2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA & Canada
- 3/6/2023 – US Senate Approves Permanent DST Bill
- 2/14/2022 – DST Start 2022: US and Canada
- 9/22/2021 – Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA & Canada
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