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.
New Accountability Ratings Are Out, How did East Texas Schools Do?
SFA Charter School, Central Heights, Kennard, Broaddus, and Hudson were some of the top-graded schools
Texas Forest Fest in Lufkin is Coming, Here Are Photos From 2012
The Texas Forest Festival is coming in September, so we decided to reminisce and post some pics from the 2012 Pom Squad competition.
The Latest on FM 2497, Plus New Detours on Loop 287 in Lufkin
We've got a few more details on the progress of the Diboll Cut-Off, and major work on two areas of Loop 287 will lead to upcoming detours and delays
Georgia-Pacific Donates $16K to Polk County Fire Departments
Corrigan, Livingston, and Onalaska received needed funds from Georgia-Pacific
DPS Issues CLEAR ALERT for Missing Huntington, Texas Woman
Paula Capps, a retired Huntington ISD teacher, has been missing since Thursday morning.
Crews to Recover Crashed Airplane from Lake Livingston Tonight
The plane crashed Tuesday into the lake. The overnight recovery process will shut down Highway 190.
Registration Now Open for the TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts Drawing
For just $9, you could end up with one of the most memorable hunts of your life.
Get a $50 Gift Certificate to Casa Ole in Lufkin and Only Pay $25
Our next SeizeTheDeal.Com offer goes live this Friday, and we expect it to sell out quickly
It’s Bingo Time in Lufkin, Texas with the Boys and Girls Club
It's a fun night with lots of awesome prizes and most importantly, you'll be supporting an outstanding organization
Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas to Host ‘Registration Rallies’
These rallies are designed to guide and advise students face to face and to help ease the stress of a new school year.
New Paddling Trail Opens on Toledo Bend Reservoir
The 79th paddling trail in the state of Texas has been launched, and the first on Toledo Bend.
Lufkin Fire Dept, Texas Forest Service Battling Large Brush Fire
The Fire may have been started by a lightning strike on Monday evening.