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.
Lufkin Man Suspected of Burglary Asks Officer ‘Did I Kill Anyone?’
A Lufkin man suspected of burglary was arrested for public intoxication.
Help Needed in Locating Nacogdoches Woman Missing Since Sunday
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department is hoping for tips that may help them in locating a woman missing since Sunday morning.
Blue Bell Introduces Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
Red Velvet Ice Cream is the newest flavor creation from our friends at Blue Bell.
Arrests Made in Car Burglary Ring in Nacogdoches County
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has made several arrests in a string of car burglaries.
Fugitive Arrested by Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Deputies
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office reports the capture of a wanted fugitive in the eastern part of the county.
When Can We Expect the Storms, Colder Weather and Wintry Mix?
Storms, colder weather, and wintry precipitation are in the forecast for East Texas.
Lufkin Police Release Video of High Speed Pursuit of Stolen SUV
Lufkin Police have released video and details concerning the high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle which took place Sunday morning.
Flu Outbreak Shuts Down East Texas School
Classes have been cancelled for Friday at Big Sandy in Polk County
It’s ‘Babypalooza’ Time in Lufkin
The Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin is hosting their annual Babypalooza fundraiser through February
Whose Ready for Some Dodge Ball on Trampolines?
It's time for some adult dodgeball at HiJinx Trampoline Park.
Coronavirus Test Results Negative for Baylor University Student
Great news from the Waco area this morning.
Body Camera Shows Motorist Slamming into Lufkin Police Vehicle
Thankfully, no injuries occurred in this situation that could have been devastating.