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. 4th on Broadway Parade

Anyone else get annoyed with the 4th on Broadway parade? I'm not talking about the floats, those were actually decent for the most part this year. I'm talking about the spacing of the floats. There were stretches when no floats were visible (at least closer to University where we were) and then finally you would see something. This happened at least three or four times.

From what I heard, one of the local TV stations decided to interview different floats as they started the parade. That threw off the timing and made people think the parade was over when it really wasn't. Can we get some better organization here?

2. Reagan statue in London (link)

Neat story out of London where a statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in London. According to the NY Times, the statue was paid for by the  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Other events have been held elsewhere around the world.

3. Who could replace Dewhurst as Lt. Governor? (link)

The Texas Tribune is speculating about what would happen if David Dewhurst were to win the U.S. Senate seat. Robert Duncan's name is brought up as a possible replacement, but...

To some in the Senate, it was a signal from Perry to fellow conservatives that Duncan isn’t his choice if the Senate has to pick a successor for Dewhurst. Outside groups were deeply involved in the race for speaker of the Texas House at the beginning of the legislative session, and there’s no reason to believe they’d stay out of a race for lieutenant governor. The swipe at Duncan, in that interpretation, was a signal for those groups.

Another reading was that Duncan killed the bill to build support among Democrats in the event that he does run for the job.

This of course is in reference to the Sanctuary Cities legislation that Governor Perry blamed Duncan for.

These and many more topics coming up on Tuesday’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.