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. Lubbock now has stricter regulations on bounce houses  (link)

Well, at least the debate is over. The City Council on a 5-2 vote passed stricter regulations on bounce houses. You can read the details in the link above. Personally, I think this was a dumb issue that the council never should have wasted it's time on. A small group of people at Wagner Park complained about noise and this is the result. Apparently those people forgot they were living next to a public park. Oh, and don't buy into the argument used by some that the bounce house operators are just like people wanting to set up a hot dog stand in the park. It doesn't take much to see that argument is junk.

2. Stabbing near Tent City

This might be the most shocking since we found out that Amy Winehouse died of an overdose. Two residents of Tent City decided to head to the bar for a night of drinking. On the way back home (do you call a tent a home?) the men got into a fight and one man stabbed the other.

Yeah, Tent City is a huge success.

3. It's resorted to begging (link)

Attention everyone! Rick Perry is going to run for President. You don't have to beg him! According to the AP, that's pretty much what a group of New Hampshire activists did.

Still searching for a 2012 candidate, Republican activists from New Hampshire plan to visit Texas next week to encourage Gov. Rick Perry to run for president.

The New Hampshire delegation, to be led by former Republican National committeeman Sean Mahoney and former state GOP executive director Paul Young, also intends to stress the importance of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

"Most of the folks who will be going down have seen what Gov. Perry stands for and his strong conservative track record," Mahoney said Wednesday. "And I think there's a large bloc of New Hampshire Republicans who feel like his stance on the issues are exactly what the country needs right now."

Calm down, he will run.

These and many more topics coming up on Thursday’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.