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.
Annual Tire, E-Waste Collection Day Set for Saturday in Lufkin
It's time to collect those old tires and electronics and take them to the City of Lufkin Regional Recycling Center.
Photos from the 2020 Draggin’ and Pullin’ in the Pines
Take a look at some of the cars, trucks, UTVs and much more from this past weekend's event.
Lower Speed Limit Now in Place on Highway 69 South of Zavalla
A new speed limit is in effect on US 69 south of Zavalla as crews continue to widen the roadway in a major construction project.
Lufkin Parks & Recreation Announces New Fitness Initiative
Looking forward to some of the new programs to be offered!
Dedicated Medical Center Holding Flu Clinic at Whataburger
You'll have a great chance this weekend to get your flu shot.
Hudson ISD to Suspend Optional Remote Instruction
Hudson ISD has joined the growing list of area school districts to suspend the option of remote instruction.
Lufkin Murder Suspect Now In Custody Following 3-Vehicle Crash
A man suspected in the Sunday morning shooting death of a Lufkin teenager has been arrested.
Gerald Williamson Appointed to City of Lufkin Management Team
Previously, Williamson was the City of Lufkin's Director of Public Safety.
Photos of Mystery Flag Ninja in Action, Exclusive Interview
Finally, there are photos of the 'flag ninja' in action, plus some exclusive Q&A with the mystery man
Lufkin Man Killed in Late Night Shooting on Timberland Drive
Lufkin Police are investigating a shooting on Timberland Drive which led to the death of one man.
Lufkin Police Release Names of Persons in Thursday’s Fatal Wreck
Lufkin Police have identified the woman who was killed in Thursday afternoon's crash in north Lufkin.
Road Construction on FM 1275 in Nacogdoches County Set to Begin
A nearly year-long construction project for FM 1275 is set to begin next week.