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.
Pollok, Texas Family Gets New A/C Unit with ‘Feel the Love’ Promotion
Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing and A/C installed a new Lennox A/C unit for a family in Pollok through the 'Feel the Love' promotion.
It’s Up to Us to Continue Legend’s Legacy of Love and Unity
The seeds have been planted, it's up to us to cultivate the soil
New Houston County Road Work Project Set to Last Until August 2023
A new road work project is set to begin on Monday on a stretch of highway east of Grapeland and Latexo.
Country Legend Gary Morris to Perform This Friday in Livingston
One of the strongest voices in country music history will be performing in a wonderful and unique setting.
Davy Crockett Shootout Music Festival is Coming to Groveton
The two day event is this Friday and Saturday and features Kyle Park, Jody Booth, Johnny Riley and many others
Butterball Recalls Over 14,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey Products
Certain ground turkey products may contain blue plastic materials
Fall Temps Return to East Texas This Weekend…and They’ll Stay Awhile
Fall weather is returning to East Texas and it looks like the cooler temps will stay for awhile.
Huntington High School Graduate Spotlighted in U.S. Navy Feature
A Class of '16 graduate from Huntington High School is aboard one of the world's most advanced nuclear-powered submarines
New Braunfels Man Wins Fall Shoot Out on Lake Sam Rayburn
A monster bass weighing 10.84 pounds takes the grand prize at the Fall Shoot out on Lake Sam Rayburn
Lufkin PD Identifies Suspect, Victims in Thursday’s Shooting
3 persons were injured, however, the quick actions by Lufkin Police probably saved others from getting shot.
Three Injured in Shooting at Lufkin Apartment Complex
A Lufkin Police Officer shot the suspect as he was attempting to shoot again.
Card Skimmer Found at a Gas Pump at a Big’s Store in Lufkin
This card skimmer may have been in place for a while.