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.
Texas Forest Fest is Still a Go, But Some Events Get Cancelled
Due to health concerns, some of the indoor events at this year's Forest Festival have been cancelled.
Bye-Bye to Best Buy, Lufkin Store Set to Shut Doors
The Lufkin store will be shutting down before the holidays
Two Rusk, Texas Children Have Been Abducted, Amber Alert Issued
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking for public's help in located the children and their suspected abductor
Diboll Man Passes Away in Tragic Mishap in Nacogdoches County
The fatal auto-pedestrian took place Saturday night.
‘Uninhabitable for Weeks or Months’ is the Hurricane Ida Forecast
Hurricane Ida looks to be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Louisiana coastline, one year after Laura took that dubious honor
666 New Laws Go into Effect in Texas on September 1…Yup, 666.
We couldn't add just one more, huh? Anyway, here are a few soon to be new laws that are getting the most attention.
Once Mexico Bound, Ida May Now Slam Louisiana with 150 mph winds
Ida is expected to be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Louisiana. Here's the latest on what to expect.
Nacogdoches Man Arrested in Timber Theft Investigation
The arrest involves a dispute that took place in the Reklaw area of Cherokee County
Regional Infusion Center to Treat COVID-19 Opens in Nacogdoches
Officials have announced that a Regional Infusion Center to treat active COVID-19 patients in East Texas opens August 27 in Nacogdoches County.
Martinsville ISD Joins Growing List of Schools Closed by COVID-19
Martinsville ISD reports 20 active COVID-19 cases on their campus
Angelina County Jail Halts Inmate Visitations as COVID Cases Rise
Plus, Kennard ISD has shut down for a few days due to rising illnesses.
Lufkin Police Respond to Another Southwood Drive Shooting
LPD responded to the 2nd shooting in this area in less than a week.