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 22 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.
Highway 59 Speed Limit Back to 50 MPH as Construction Resumes
The speed limit on US 59 between Lufkin and Diboll will again be lowered as construction work continues to resurface the roadway as weather permits.
Suspected Car Thief Crashes into Lufkin Motel, Video Released
Lufkin Police released dash cam video of a short, high speed chase which resulted in a man crashing a stolen vehicle into a local motel.
Another Credit Card Skimmer Reported at Lufkin Gas Station
In what has become an all too common occurrence, Lufkin Police have reported that a credit card skimmer was found on a gas pump at a local convenience store.
Dunn Named New Executive Director for Harold’s House
Shawn Dunn has been named as the new executive director to lead Harold’s House – East Texas Alliance for Children.
Lufkin Police Department to Unveil New Rescue Vehicle
The Lufkin Police Department is unveiling their new rescue vehicle - the Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport.
Tropical System Expected to Bring Flooding to Texas
Heavy rainfall accompanied by possible flooding is expected across portions of south and southeast Texas this week.
See The Insane Pictures Of A Crash Outside Our Station
On Thursday evening, a truck crashed into our KICKS 105 backyard generator.
Loop 287 Ramp Closure Planned for Thursday
Motorist travelling the west side of Lufkin on Thursday may be in for some major delays.
How Not to Pose for a Photo at the Angelina County Jail
Some of the mug shots taken in East Texas are strange to say the least.
Four Nacogdoches Men Charged in Ongoing Burglary Investigation
Four Nacogdoches men are in jail after an ongoing burglary investigation on County Road 789 near Goodman Bridge in western Nacogdoches County.
Nacogdoches Woman Arrested in Case of ‘Brutal Neglect’ to Elderly
A Nacogdoches woman is in jail after she was allegedly responsible for an elderly woman's death due to neglect.
Pineywoods Valedictorian Shares Amazing Graduation Moment on Stage
Elizabeth Eng, valedictorian at Pineywoods Community Academy in Lufkin, provided one of the most amazing and beautiful moments ever seen at a graduation.