Howdy! I'm a native Texan who has been blessed to call East Texas home since 1990. I have been married to a wonderful woman for 26 years and we have 3 children. In addition to hosting the Merrell in the Morning Show, I'm also the public address announcer for SFA football and basketball games (Axe 'em, Jacks!). I also do the play by play for Nacogdoches Dragon Football. I love God, and I'm especially fond of fajitas, brisket, and The Princess Bride.
East Texas Students Excel at UIL Academic State Meets in Austin
Many medals were earned during the UIL Academic and Speech Competitions in Austin
Talk About Tough, This East Texas Softball Team Keeps on Winning
They have been underdogs throughout the playoffs, now, Shelbyville is playing for the regional championship
An East Texas Business Did Something Stunning, Check This Out!
A flat tire in the middle of nowhere led to a beautiful blessing
Which Deep East Texas Softball Teams Are Still in the Playoffs?
Here are the Bi-district Softball Champs from Deep East Texas
Cleveland, Texas Mass Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody
Francisco Oropesa, wanted in connection with the shooting that occurred in Cleveland, Texas, was taken into custody in Montgomery County without incident.
Which Deep East Texas Athletes are Going to the State Track Meet?
Numerous high school standouts from the Pineywoods will be heading to Austin for the state meet.
Central, Latexo Among East Texas Teams in State Softball Rankings
It's almost playoff time, and several softball teams across the Pineywoods are getting state recognition
Can You Run a Red Light in Texas To Make Way for an Ambulance?
Seconds count in an emergency, but does that mean you can legally disregard a red light?
Dream Come True! Nacogdoches Native Makes Major League Debut
Grayson Rodriguez made his Major League debut on April 5 against the Texas Rangers
WATCH: Car Flips, Passenger Ejected During 100+ MPH Police Chase
Very few people get ejected from a speeding car and then get to walk away from it.
House Fire in Lufkin, Texas Sadly Claims the Lives of Two Pets
Lufkin firefighters responded to a house fire but were unable to save the lives of a cat and dog.
WATCH: Train Burst Into Flames While Moving Through Bryan, Texas
Video captures a train engine burning out of control while heading down the tracks in Bryan, Texas