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. Jon Huntsman makes it official (link)

The former Utah Governor and former Ambassador to China is running for President and people are talking. Granted, it's not much good talk but people are talking. Personally, I don't think Huntsman stands much of a chance because he's too much like Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney is already running.

2. Rick Perry signs sexting law (link)

Governor Rick Perry signed into law a bill that would allow the punishment of minors for sexting without forcing them to register as sex offenders. It's a good bill that forces the law to catch up to technology. Here is what the Texas Tribune says:

Prosecutors will be able to punish kids who send explicit photos to each other without resorting to putting them on the sex offender registry, under a bill Attorney General Greg Abbott lauded in a press release today.

The bill, which Gov. Rick Perry signed Friday, establishes new regulations to prohibit sexually explicit images in text messages from being exchanged between minors.

3. Watch out! Here come the Food Police (link)

Since we can't place blame on ourselves for making us and our kids fat, the government is here to help. The Food Police will now make sure that your precious snowflakes aren't taken advantage of by marketing. Meanwhile, business suffers.

Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police.

Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies.

The same goes for restaurants.

It’s not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such a thin mint cookies sold by scouts or M&Ms and Snickers, which sponsor cars in the Sprint Cup, but pretty much everything on a restaurant menu.

These and many more topics coming up on Wednesday’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.