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.
McWilliams & Son/Grill 105 Hosting ‘Longest Day’ Fundraiser on Friday
Make a donation, get a great lunch, and support a wonderful cause.
Drunk Driving, Distracted Driving Lead Causes of Memorial Crashes
This Memorial Day Weekend, do not drink and drive and avoid distracted driving. A reminder from Flournoy and Flournoy, Attorneys at Law
Arrest Made in Nacogdoches County Arson Case
A man suspected of purposely staring a fire in Cushing was arrested recently in Jacksonville
Southbound 59 Flyover in Lufkin Set for Night Time Closures
Night time road work expected to cause closure of the Highway 59 flyover for several nights.
Cushing, Hudson, Lufkin Tops in Area in U.S. News High School Rankings
US News and World Report has issued their yearly rankings of high schools nationwide. We've compiled the numbers of Deep East Texas area high schools.
Tornado Strikes San Augustine, See Videos of Storm and Damage
San Augustine was ground zero for a tornado late Wednesday night. Get the latest and see videos from the storm.
Drone Video Captures Amazing Tornado Destruction Near Alto
Drone video from 360 Media of East Texas shows some of the horrific destruction from the EF-3 tornado that hit the Alto area.
National Weather Service Says Alto Tornadoes Peaked at 160 MPH
Investigators with the National Weather Service have released specific details on the Alto tornadoes.
Roof Overhang Collapses at Palms Shopping Center in Lufkin
A portion of the roof overhang at the Palms Shopping Center in Lufkin collapsed on Sunday morning.
Severe Weather, Heavy Rainfall Possible Through The Weekend
Some flooding and tornadoes cannot be ruled out of this weekend's weather for the Pineywoods.
Road Work Set Today for Busy Areas in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation will have crews doing road work today in Lufkin in highly traveled areas.
City of Lufkin Planning Warrant Round Up This Month
If you have an outstanding warrant, or if you're not sure, this would be a good time to follow up.