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.
Gusty Winds, Record Lake Level Spraying Debris On 147 Bridge
TxDOT crews are working to clear debris from the Highway 147 bridge over Lake Sam Rayburn.
Flooding Forces Closure of Road to Nacogdoches County Subdivision
Rising flood water around Etoile has caused the partial closure of the only road leading to a Nacogdoches County subdivision.
Three Lufkin High School Students Head to All-State Performance
Three students from Lufkin High School have earned their spots to perform at the upcoming Texas All-State Performance in San Antonio
Harlem Wizards Coming to Lufkin to Take On Area Faculty
The world-famous Harlem Wizards will bringing their basketball magic, hoops artistry, and rim-rattling dunks to the Lufkin Middle School Gym on Tuesday
Lufkin Police and Fire Train for Active Attacker Scenarios
Lufkin Police & Fire underwent integrated training to speed up response times in active attacker events.
Severe Weather, Heavy Rain Possible Late Friday in East Texas
Heavy rain and severe weather are possible late Friday through early Saturday in Deep East Texas.
Ramp Closure Set for Today at Highway 259/59 Interchange
The southbound ramp at the Highway 259/59 interchange in Nacogdoches will be closed today due to construction
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.
Shreveport Police Officer Killed in Wednesday Night Shooting
A 22-year-old police officer was killed Wednesday evening in Shreveport.
Nacogdoches Fugitive Turns Himself Into Authorities
A man wanted for multiple felonies has turned himself into the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office.
Loop 287 Exit Ramp Closures Set for Today in Lufkin
Motorists should be alert to exit ramp closures planned today for portions of the East Loop in Lufkin.
Sheriff’s Office Warns Nacogdoches Area Residents of Fugitive
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents that a fugitive may be in the East Texas area.