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.
Several East Texas Counties Are Now Under Burn Bans
Lack of rainfall over the past month or so has driven several East Texas counties to issue burn bans
Nacogdoches Police Officer in Critical Condition with COVID-19
Prayers and financial contributions are needed for a Nacogdoches Police Officer who is battling COVID-19
Tyson Foods Recalls Over 8 Million Pounds of Chicken Products
Certain Ready to Eat chicken products that were distributed across the U.S. are being recalled
Police ID Man who Died in Custody, Warn of Toxic Drugs in Area
Recent calls have led police to believe that a toxic mixture of narcotics have made their way into the Lufkin area.
Five Obscure ‘Facts’ You Never Knew About East Texas Summer Heat
Did you know the highest ever Texas temperature was recorded in East Texas?
Lufkin Woman Passes Away After Tree Falls Onto Home
Lufkin Police and Firefighters responded early Monday morning
31 Missing Texas Children Located and Rescued in D/FW Operation
Thanks to 'Operation Missing in the Metroplex', over 30 kids were either located, recovered or rescued in this multi-agency operation.
It Has Begun…Historic Weather Events Underway in East Texas
Heavy snowfall, dangerous sleet and ice, and record breaking low temps are all in play this week for the Pineywoods
East Texas Residents Urged to Stay off Roadways Sunday & Monday
A Wintry mix of precipitation is expected to lead to hazardous roadways over the next 48 hours.
Amber Alert – 3 Missing Children, Suspect May be in East Texas
Officials with the Madison County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect and 3 children who were taken from their residence in North Zulch
Brookshire Brothers Foundation Awards Over $75,000 in Grants
In spite of a very challenging year, Brookshire Brothers Foundation was able to present $75,000 among 33 non-profit agencies.
East Texas High Schooler Wins Vehicle for Donating Blood
It was part of a holiday promotion to help with the dwindling supplies of blood during this pandemic