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.
Tarleton State Wins Rayburn Fishing Tourney, SFA Places Second
Tarleton State took home top honors at a collegiate FLW fishing tourney at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The team from SFA took second.
Winter Weather, Road Closures, and School Updates
Here are the latest updates on winter weather, road conditions, and school closures and delays.
‘I Shot Those Two Deer in Self-Defense’…and Other Recent Texas Game Warden Reports
Every month, representatives with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department release some of the more 'compelling' reports from Texas Game Wardens.
Lufkin Special Services Arrest Man for Drugs Distribution
A 47 year old Lufkin man was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance yesterday after the Special Services Unit served a search warrant at his home.
Authorities Looking for Leads, Witness in Nacogdoches County Homicide
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office and Texas Rangers are investigating a homicide that occurred in Nacogdoches County Monday night.
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.
Work on Lufkin’s East Loop and Highway 69 in Huntington Will Bring Delays This Week
Motorists in the area should be aware of two major areas of road construction that will be going on this week on Lufkin's East Loop and on Hwy 69 in Huntington
HoustonRodeo Releases Full 2018 Concert Line Up
Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson, Blake Shelton and many others will be taking the RodeoHouston stage. The 2018 line up has been revealed.
Fundraisers Set to Help Two Local Families Cover Funeral Costs
The many friends of Valerie Jasso and Jarred Pecina have organized fundraisers to help their families offset the costs of funeral expenses.
LPD Accepting Applications for Clergy and Police Alliance Program
The Lufkin Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Clergy And Police Alliance (CAPA) program.
Nacogdoches Sheriff Warns Residents of ‘Warrant Scam’
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department is warning area residents that the 'Warrant Scam' is still ongoing within the county.
Nacogdoches County Area Go Texan Dance Set for Saturday at Banita
It's a Dance Hall Saturday Night with Danny Merrell for the annual Nacogdoches County Area Go-Texans Scholarship Dance this Saturday night at Banita Creek Hall