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. Have you ever wanted to own your own town? (link)

This isn't a bad deal if you are in the city-buying business. The town of Scenic, in South Dakota, is for sale. One woman has owned much of the town for years and now she is ready to get out. She is hoping to get about $799,000 which includes about 58 acres of land. Not bad I guess. According to the story, you also get:

The listing includes 46 acres, with 12 acres in town and 34 acres surrounding it. It includes a U.S Post Office land lease, the Longhorn Fuel & Food Convenience Store, the Longhorn Saloon, a museum with knotty pine interiors, two homes and two jails.

Interesting. If you had the money, would you buy it?

2. Obama wishes he could do anything  (link)

President Obama spoke about immigration on Monday and admitted that he wishes he could do things on his own sometimes. From CNN:

"The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that's not how our system works. That's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written," Obama said at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference.

"Let's be honest, I need a dance partner here, and the floor is empty," he added, referring to the need for bipartisan congressional support to pass an immigration reform measure.

Can you imagine the shape this country would be in if Obama could do anything he wants? Scary.

3. Give up on Chris Christie (link)

I hate to admit it, but Chris Christie isn't running for President. Governor Christie was in Iowa on Monday and word has it that many donors were hoping that he'd hint at a run. I like Chris Christie and I wish he would run, but it's time to face reality and move on. He's given no evidence at all that he wants to run this year. In the future? I hope.

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.