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.
Police Searching for Woman Who Walked Away from Lufkin Hospital
Lufkin Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Zavalla woman.
Zeta Sets Sights on Cancun, and Then New Orleans
Zeta, the 27th-named storm of the season, could be a Category 1 hurricane as it nears New Orleans.
Silver Alert Issued for Missing East Texas Woman
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Bullard woman.
Hurricane Delta May Bring Tropical Storm Conditions to East Texas
Tropical storm warnings are already in place for several East Texas Counties.
Wild Horse and Burro Adoption is Coming to Lufkin Oct 9-10
Nearly 100 animals will be available for adoption.
American Pickers to Film in Texas, Looking for Leads
Do you know of someone who has a private collection of antiques, junk, or interesting items that American Pickers would be interested in?
Local Law Enforcement Issue Alert for Missing Wells, TX Infant
The Wells Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office have activated the Deep East Texas Amber Alert Program and will be activating the Texas statewide Amber Alert Network because of a Wells, Texas infant who may have been abducted...
National Finals Rodeo Moves from Las Vegas to Texas in 2020
Due to the closure of the usual NFR venue in Las Vegas, this year's championship event is coming to the Lone Star State.
Remember That Cold Front They Were Forecasting…Don’t Bet On It
Looks like our first taste of Fall is not going to happen after all.
Flooding Reported This Morning in Parts of Deep East Texas
A slow moving line of storms this morning has dumped 2 to 5 inches of rain across parts of the Pineywoods
Laura Continues to Intensify, NHC Calls Storm Surge ‘Unsurvivable’
Hurricane Laura is expected to be a Category 4 at landfall, bringing with it an unsurvivable storm surge near the eye wall
Laura Now Expected to Intensify to a Category 4 Hurricane
Laura is still expected to be a Category 3 hurricane at landfall, but while over the Gulf she could intensify with sustained winds at 130 mph.