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.
Lufkin’s ’10 Year Challenge’ – Amazing Then and Now Pictures
Parts of Lufkin look very different than they did ten years ago.
Search Goes On for Zavalla Man Who Has Been Missing Since Jan. 8
The 54-year-old man has been missing since disappearing from a Kingwood hospital.
It’s a Dirty Dinner in Nacogdoches All for a Great Cause
You won't need silverware or napkins for the annual Nacogdoches Beefsteak Dinner
Legendary Crystal Gayle to Perform at The Pines Theater in Lufkin
The show will be at The Pines Theater
This Texas Town Has Been Crowned The Lightning Capital of America
According to 2021 data, this small Texas town had by far the most 'lightning events' than any other area in the U.S.
Tornado Watch in Effect for Lufkin, Nacogdoches Until 10 P.M.
The threat of severe weather is expected to continue for a good portion of the night.
Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Watch Out For Severe Storms This Weekend
We need the rain, but not the severe stuff, especially not the possibility of tornadoes
Kevin Gee Named Interim City Manager for Lufkin, Texas
The Lufkin City Council unanimously named Gee as Interim City Manager
It’s Crawfish Season! Here’s the Scoop for Mudbugs in East Texas
It's Crawfish Season! Here's the Scoop for Mudbugs in East Texas
The Full Concert Line Up for RodeoHouston Has Been Revealed
We knew George Strait and Cody Johnson would be performing, now we know the rest of the performers.
World Champs Sage Kimzey & JB Mauney Coming to Lufkin’s Bull Bash
New owners to bring some of the best bull riders to Lufkin for the Xtreme Bull Bash
Nacogdoches Man Charged with Series of Sexual Assaults To a Child
Investigators with the NCSO have charged a man with a series of sexual assaults that occurred over several years