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.
Drone Video Captures Amazing Tornado Destruction Near Alto
Drone video from 360 Media of East Texas shows some of the horrific destruction from the EF-3 tornado that hit the Alto area.
National Weather Service Says Alto Tornadoes Peaked at 160 MPH
Investigators with the National Weather Service have released specific details on the Alto tornadoes.
Roof Overhang Collapses at Palms Shopping Center in Lufkin
A portion of the roof overhang at the Palms Shopping Center in Lufkin collapsed on Sunday morning.
Severe Weather, Heavy Rainfall Possible Through The Weekend
Some flooding and tornadoes cannot be ruled out of this weekend's weather for the Pineywoods.
Road Work Set Today for Busy Areas in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation will have crews doing road work today in Lufkin in highly traveled areas.
City of Lufkin Planning Warrant Round Up This Month
If you have an outstanding warrant, or if you're not sure, this would be a good time to follow up.
Severe Storms Possible Saturday Morning in the Pineywoods
Severe storms are possible Saturday morning across Deep East Texas
Texas Company Issues Recall of Smoked Sausage Products
USDA issues recall order for over 50,000 pounds of sausage from a Texas-based company.
Severe Weather, Heavy Rain Possible Late Friday in East Texas
Heavy rain and severe weather are possible late Friday through early Saturday in Deep East Texas.
Sheriff’s Office Warns Nacogdoches Area Residents of Fugitive
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents that a fugitive may be in the East Texas area.
Overnight Storms in East Texas May Bring Flooding, Tornadoes
Rainfall amounts of over 2 inches, damaging winds, hail, and even tornadoes are all possibilities when severe storms move through East Texas overnight.
Salmonella Cases Prompt Massive U.S. Beef Recall
Over 12 million pounds of beef have been recalled due to reported cases of Salmonella