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.
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
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