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.
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.
SFA Cancels Classes as of Noon Wednesday due to Hurricane Laura
In person and distance learning classes at SFA will be cancelled as of noon Wednesday.
Be Prepared for Traffic Congestion as Evacuees Move Through Area
Lufkin's Emergency Operations Center is advising residents to be prepared for an influx of evacuees travelling through the area.
Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Parts of the Pineywoods
The watch has been issued for the possibility of sustained winds between 39-74 mph.
East Texas Braces for Hurricane Laura, Reminiscent of Rita in ’05
Laura is expected to slam into either Texas or Louisiana as a major Category 3 Hurricane
New Texans, Cowboys Scratch Off Lottery Tickets Revealed
The Texas Lottery has launched new scratch off tickets geared at Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys fans
Coffee and Chocolate Lovers Get Ready for Java Chip Oreo Cookies
In January 2021, this new flavor of Oreo Cookies should be hitting shelves.