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.
Bull Rider Dies From Injuries Sustained at Denver Event
Mason Lowe, the 18th ranked bull rider in the world, died from injuries sustained at a PBR event in Denver.
3 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Popular Galveston Resort
Galveston Police responded early this morning (1/8) to reports of gunfire on the 8th floor of the San Luis Resort located on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Watch Real Time Video of Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma
Check out live webcam feeds from areas that are in or are close to being in the direct path of Hurricane Irma.
Sticky Mess Causes Shut Down of East Loop 287 in Lufkin
Road construction on the East Loop in Lufkin has caused a very sticky situation. So much so, that the entire East Loop has now been closed.
Lufkin DJ’s Missing After Boat Capsizes During Rescue Effort
2 Lufkin air personalities from SuperMix 101.9 are missing after their boat capsized during a rescue effort near Houston.
I Hit a Dog with My Truck…Why I Had to Stop and Go Back
There aren’t a lot of ‘firsts’ that I get to experience any more. I’ll be 53 in August, and over the course of time I’ve had my first broken bone, seen my first child born, and tried liver for the first (and only) time. …
Parts of East Texas Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions
During the election season there is always a lot of discussion as to whether states are red or blue. When it comes to all seasons, however, colors that you don't want your state to be are yellow, red, and brown, at least according to the United States Drought Monitor.
Police in Texas Investigate Theft of over 700 Dos Equis 12-Packs
Police in Austin are investigating the theft of over $90,000 worth of beer from an Austin distributor. That's over 700 12-packs of Dos Equis!
Lufkin ISD Investigating Improper Educator/Student Relationship
According to a release from the Lufkin Independent School District, information has been received by the district suggesting that an inappropriate relationship may have existed between an educator in the District and a former student.
SFA Selects Kyle Keller as New Lumberjack Basketball Head Coach
The rumors started swirling Sunday and this afternoon, the SFA Athletic Department has made it official. Texas A&M Assistant Coach Kyle Keller has been selected as the new Lumberjack Head Coach.
Find Out if You Are a True Texan
March 2nd, 2016, marks the 180th anniversary of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Texans are proud of our heritage and history.