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.
Local Doctor Sets Up Benefit for Tessa Aycock at Lufkin Art Walk
Support local artists at the Lufkin Art Walk, plus Dr. George Fidone has arranged a benefit for Tessa Aycock, whose story is heartwarming and miraculous.
Don’t Be Alarmed if You See Elvis or Mona Lisa in Nacogdoches, TX
A gathering of 'celebrities' is expected at the inaugural Love The Arts Ball in Nacogdoches
Georgia-Pacific Helps Equip Corrigan PD With Life-Saving Devices
Many of the Corrigan Police vehicles now have defibrillators on board
Angler Makes Colossal Catch of Monster Bass on Lake Nacogdoches
Check out this bass that tipped the scales at 13.51 pounds
Arrests Made in Connection to Aggravated Kidnapping in Wells, TX
Two persons were allegedy held at gunpoint at a residence in Wells, Texas in Cherokee County
Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas Closed Due to Water Line Break
A water line break has forced the closure of the Lufkin campus of Angelina College
Entries Are Open For Reach For The Stars At Angelina County Fair
This event allows kids with special needs to be an exhibitor at the Angelina County Fair. Registration and participation are free.
Another East Texas lSD is Going to the Four-Day School Week
This school district will join several others such as Apple Springs and Corrigan-Camden
Here’s How You Can Win the Big Game Giveaway
Someone in East Texas is going to win a $1400 Prize Package
Deadly Surf Conditions Expected in Crystal Beach and Galveston
The National Weather Service is warning people to stay away from the beaches from Texas to Louisiana
Vigil Set for Monday in Nacogdoches, Texas for Two SFA Students
The community is invited to Homer Bryce Stadium to remember two SFA student-athletes who passed away over the weekend.
Pilot Crash Lands Airplane onto Busy Freeway near Houston, Texas
Listen to the conversation between the pilot and air traffic control as he made the decision to land on the highway