Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. LFN Roadshow at Reese Golf

Come out and join LFN this morning at Reese Golf. Mayor Tom Martin Martin will appear on the show to discuss budget talks, redistricting, and coming out of City Hall. It's also Rex's birthday! How old is? That's a good question. We will also have a 3rd mic set up so you can come out and sound off on the issues. Of course we will also have a lot of fun out at Reese. Come on out and say hello and have some breakfast.

2. Morons in Dallas cause mayhem  (link)

Do people not know how to act? Thousands of people stood in line to fill out applications for Section 8 housing in Dallas and when the office opened, hundreds of people rushed the line causing injuries. This isn't the first time that people applying for Section 8 have turned into morons. We've seen stories all across the nation of thousands of people lining up for small numbers of applications, and in all cases there are injuries.  According to WFAA in Dallas:

Health officials said they processed 4,000 to 5,000 applicants on Thursday morning, adding that as many as 15,000 could ask to be put on a list with only 3,800 vouchers available over the next few years.

So just filling out the form doesn't mean applicants will get help with their rent. Thompson emphasizes that they meet eligibility requirements.

"This process is a real user-friendly process," Dr. Thompson said. "It may be two to four years before they actually receive a voucher."

In other words, this rush to be in first was completely unneeded. Try explaining that to the dumb masses, as Boortz would say.

3. A Republican would beat Obama! Maybe. (link)

Good news for Republicans as a new Gallup poll shows that a generic GOP candidate would beat President Obama. According to Gallup:

Registered voters by a significant margin now say they are more likely to vote for the "Republican Party's candidate for president" than for President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, 47% to 39%. Preferences had been fairly evenly divided this year in this test of Obama's re-election prospects.

That might sound like good news, but remember it could all change depending on who the Republicans nominate. It's easy to say "Republican" when you don't know who the candidate will actually be. The poll also shows 15% of Americans as undecided so the election could still swing either way.


These and many more topics coming up on Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.