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.
Here’s How East Texans Can Help Harvey Victims
Here's a partial, but in depth list of ways to help victims of the massive flooding and damage from Harvey.
Thanks All-Stars for Letting Us Be Part of Your Field of Dreams
A look back to this historic season and a big thank you to the Lufkin Little League All Stars who let us ride along on this Field of Dreams.
Harvey Now a Major Hurricane, Texans Hunker Down
As of 1 p.m., Hurricane Harvey's maximum sustained winds are now at 120 mph. The storm is expected to make landfall late Friday night.
What is the Worst Case Scenario for Houston, East Texas Concerning Hurricane Harvey
A double landfall for Hurricane Harvey is definitely a possibility for Hurricane Harvey, and that would be terrible news for Houston and East Texas
Nacogdoches Deputies Arrest Woman for Aggravated Assault
Deputies with the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department charged a woman with aggravated assault after she allegedly shot a man once in the abdomen.
Third Annual Angelina County Airfest Set for October 7th
The premier aviation event in East Texas is ready to roll through the Angelina County Airport as the Angelina County Airfest returns on Saturday, October 7th.
A.C. Recognizes Faculty, Staff, and Retirees at Luncheon
Representatives from Angelina College honored faculty, staff, and retirees at a recent luncheon.
Lufkin PD Releases Video of Weekend Robbery
The Lufkin Police Department has released video from a weekend robbery at Cash Now. The police are hoping someone can help identify the suspects.
Lyle Lovett Performing in Lufkin Wednesday Night
A legendary performer will be on stage in Lufkin Wednesday night. Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will be in concert at the Temple Theater.
Lufkin Police Investigating Rash of Burglaries in Hospital District
Lufkin Police are investigating a series of overnight break-ins that occurred early Monday morning at several businesses on Gaslight Boulevard.
Tropical Storm Expected to Impact East Texas with Heavy Rain
What was once Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate and make a turn towards the Texas coastline.
Area High School Students Attend SayWhat! State Conference
Thirteen Angelina County students along with six Chireno High School Student Council members recently attended the SayWhat! Tobacco-Free Conference at LaToretta Resort at Lake Conroe to learn more about tobacco prevention and youth leadership.