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.
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
USDA Recalls Over 750,000 Pounds of Pepperoni Hot Pockets
foreign materials such as glass and hard plastic have been reported in some of the packages
Tyler Police Issue CLEAR Alert for Missing Man
The 21-year-old man has been missing since Wednesday morning
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Portions of Deep East Texas
Strong to severe storms can be expected through this evening across the Pineywoods
$9,000 to be Awarded in Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship Contest
1-$5,000 scholarship and 2-$2,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Lufkin Police Investigating Fight, Shooting at Class Reunion
One man was injured early Sunday after a fight and gunfire took place at class reunion at the VFW in Lufkin.
Keep Up With Santa’s Progress with the NORAD Santa Tracker
Find out where Santa is at this very second as he makes his trek with presents across the globe.
Nacogdoches Police Investigating Early Monday Morning Homicide
The shooting took place in the 2000 block of Pruitt Hill Circle