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 22 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.
Juvenile Arrested, Charged with Assault of Lufkin Police Officer
An arrest has been made in the case of a Lufkin Police officer who was assaulted at a local movie complex.
‘Kali’s Law’ Goes Into Effect for Texas Boaters in September
Texas Game Wardens will be patrolling area lakes this Labor Day Weekend educating boaters on the new 'Kali's Law'.
Brookshire Brothers Breaks Ground on New Store in Aggieland
Brookshire Brothers has broken ground on a 40,000 square foot facility that will be adjacent to Texas A&M University
Teenager Dies at East Texas Water Park
A weekend outing to an East Texas water park turned tragic on Sunday for a 19-year-old man
Better Business Bureau Warns Buyers About Texas ‘Christian’ Company
A Texas-based online Christian themed stores is getting some not so rave reviews from the Better Business Bureau
National Weather Service Says Alto Tornadoes Peaked at 160 MPH
Investigators with the National Weather Service have released specific details on the Alto tornadoes.
Drop Off Location Set Up for Donations for Alto Tornado Victims
Please help contribute to those affected by the devastating storms.
Lufkin Shopper Smuggles Earl Campbell Hot Links in His Pants
Wednesday afternoon, a Lufkin man apparently had a craving for sausage.
Bull Rider Dies From Injuries Sustained at Denver Event
Mason Lowe, the 18th ranked bull rider in the world, died from injuries sustained at a PBR event in Denver.
3 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Popular Galveston Resort
Galveston Police responded early this morning (1/8) to reports of gunfire on the 8th floor of the San Luis Resort located on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Watch Real Time Video of Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma
Check out live webcam feeds from areas that are in or are close to being in the direct path of Hurricane Irma.