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.
Nacogdoches Sheriff Identifies Cody Jinks Concert Caller
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department has identified the man they say is responsible for making a threatening call concerning the Cody Jinks concert.
One Lane Traffic Scheduled Until Spring for Highway 103 Bridge
A temporary traffic signal on either end of the Highway 103 Bridge over Lake Sam Rayburn is expected to be in place until at least Spring due to bridge repairs
Early Morning Fire Near Lufkin Hospital District Destroys Duplex
Lufkin Fire and Police responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning.
East Texas Sailor Gives a Shot at Fishing Off an Aircraft Carrier
Lufkin native, Adrionna Smothermon, did some fishing recently off the fantail of an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.
Expect Delays on 59 Near Walmart and College Through Wednesday
TxDOT crews will be working on or near Highway 59 near Walmart and Angelina College through Wednesday.
The Coalition Releases Minor Sting Results from Area Counties
The Coalition in Lufkin recently teamed up with the Sheriffs' Departments in Polk and Angelina Counties for a minor sting operation
More Details Released on Sunday’s Homicide in Nacogdoches County
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has released more details concerning Sunday morning's homicide which occurred west of the city.
Nacogdoches Man Charged with First-Degree Murder
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has released information concerning a homicide which took place Sunday morning, November 3rd.
Lufkin Police Use Tear Gas to Bring Stand Off to an End
A stand off in Lufkin came to an end after police used tear gas
Whataburger Teams with Randy Rogers to Unveil Custom Boots
At a concert in San Antonio, Randy Rogers unveiled custom-made Whataburger Cowboy Boots
Area Cross Country Teams/Individuals Punch Ticket to State
A number of teams and runners from Deep East Texas are heading to compete at the UIL Texas Cross Country State Tournament
Garrison Hazmat Spill Contained, Chemical Identified
The Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office has provided this update.