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.
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?
East Texas Teenager Passes Away in Auto Accident
The one-vehicle accident occurred Friday night near Pineland.
Silver Alert Issued by Tyler County Sheriff’s Office
A 72-year-old Tyler County man has been missing since Wednesday of last week.
Hunting Regulations for 2021-22 Season Approved by TPW Commission
A couple of the regulations are specific to East Texas
East Texas Woman Shot While Delivering Newspapers Friday Morning
A 34-year-old East Texas woman was shot Friday morning while delivering newspapers
Dangerous Tornado Outbreak Expected Across the South Today
East Texas could see severe weather beginning this morning. A major tornado outbreak could happen across Mississippi.
Woman Just Released from Hospital Hurt in Auto-Pedestrian Mishap
The accident took place Thursday morning near Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin
31 Missing Texas Children Located and Rescued in D/FW Operation
Thanks to 'Operation Missing in the Metroplex', over 30 kids were either located, recovered or rescued in this multi-agency operation.
Drugs Laced With Deadly Chemical Circulating Through Polk County
One person is dead and several others are in critical condition due to these chemically-laced drugs according to the Polk County Sheriff's Dept.