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.
Nacogdoches Traffic Stop Leads to Rescue of 14-Year-Old Girl
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office made a traffic stop that may have led to the rescue of a human trafficking victim
Officials Ask for Public’s Aid in Locating Missing East Texas Man
A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Longview, Texas man
Want to be a Texas Game Warden? Deadline to Apply is October 8
Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming Texas Game Warden Cadet Class
More Burn Bans Issued for East Texas, But Heavy Rain is Expected
Looks like some much needed downpours are in store for the Pineywoods
Several East Texas Counties Are Now Under Burn Bans
Lack of rainfall over the past month or so has driven several East Texas counties to issue burn bans
Want to See if You Have Unclaimed Money with the State of Texas?
The State of Texas is holding over $6 billion in unclaimed money and valuables. It takes seconds to find out if some of that is yours.
Nacogdoches Police Trying to Get Barricaded Man to Surrender
Nacogdoches Police, SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene in the southeastern part of the city
Will a Category Two Hurricane Pound Texas in Less Than Two weeks?
It's definitely not written in stone, but it could happen according to one forecasting model
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