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.
Beware of Online Back to School Shopping Scams
Tis the season for back to school shopping...and scammers will try to take advantage of that.
Cody Johnson Tabbed to Kick Off RodeoHouston 2022
East Texas' very own Cody Johnson will get the honors of kicking off RodeoHouston in 2022.
Lufkin Police Arrest Woman for Running Over Daughter with Car
A Lufkin woman was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after running over her adult daughter with a vehicle.
Tyson Foods Recalls Over 8 Million Pounds of Chicken Products
Certain Ready to Eat chicken products that were distributed across the U.S. are being recalled
A Hurricane Could be Heading to Texas in Early July
One computer model is forecasting the possibility of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico by late June.
Police ID Man who Died in Custody, Warn of Toxic Drugs in Area
Recent calls have led police to believe that a toxic mixture of narcotics have made their way into the Lufkin area.
Five Obscure ‘Facts’ You Never Knew About East Texas Summer Heat
Did you know the highest ever Texas temperature was recorded in East Texas?
Actor’s Bullet Proof Scenic Mansion is on Sale for $3.4 Million
Take a look inside this beautiful home in Arizona
Is This One of the Smallest Tornadoes in East Texas History?
The video of this tornado near Hallsville, Texas, captured one of the smallest tornadoes I've ever seen.
I Called 9-1-1 and No One Answered, and Other Game Warden Stories
Texas Game Wardens receive their fair share of crazy stories, here are a few.
Lufkin Woman Passes Away After Tree Falls Onto Home
Lufkin Police and Firefighters responded early Monday morning
Dog Escapes onto Track, Chases Down Leader at Finish Line
Talk about your closing speed. Wonder if the dog received a medal?