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.
Feeding Your Dog This from Your Thanksgiving Table Could be Fatal
Which Thanksgiving foods are okay for a dog to eat, and which are definitely not?
Something Rare and Wonderful Happened AFTER SFA’s Football Game
This is a scene that needs to occur at all college and high school football games.
PHOTOS: Take A Look at These Massive Texas Homecoming Mums
Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Some of these mums are bigger than the person wearing them.
Center, Texas Man Charged With Hit & Run That Injured Young Girl
An arrest has been made in connection to Sunday's hit & run accident that injured a young girl riding in a go-cart.
The Ten Largest Texas High Schools Without a Football Program
They say football is king in Texas, however, that's not the case at some high schools in the Lone Star State.
Rankings Are Out for the Top High School X-Country Teams in Texas
The boys and girls cross country top ten teams for every conference in Texas have been released.
Registration Now Open for the TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts Drawing
For just $9, you could end up with one of the most memorable hunts of your life.
Lufkin Fire Department Responds to Fire at Dairy Queen
No reports or any injuries at this fire
East Texas Manhunt Continues, Reward at $50K for Escaped Killer
Authorities continue to focus their intense search for Gonzalo Lopez in Leon County.
Nacogdoches Undercover Operation Leads to Major Drug Bust
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is reporting that an undercover operation led to a major drug bust on Wednesday
Crockett, Texas Angler Makes Historical Catch on East Texas Lake
It's the first time this has happened on this lake in over 30 years.
East Texas Legend to be Inducted into Bass Fishing Hall of Fame
Lonnie Stanley will be one of six to receive the honor in 2022.