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.
Southeast Texas High School Band Director Dies from COVID-19
According to a report from a Beaumont TV station, a high school band director has passed away from COVID-19
Corrigan-Camden School Board Approves Four Day School Week
A big change has been approved for the upcoming school year at Corrigan-Camden.
Beer and Wine Sales to be Allowed at SFA Basketball Games
Starting November 16th, the sale of beer and wine will be allowed at SFA home basketball games.
World’s Largest Steam Locomotive Making Rare Stops in East Texas
Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 will be making some rare stops in East Texas. See the schedule here.
More Details Released on Sunday’s Homicide in Nacogdoches County
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has released more details concerning Sunday morning's homicide which occurred west of the city.
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.