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.
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
Accident Closes Down Section of Southwood Drive in Lufkin
Southwood Drive from Gobblers Knob to Saddlebrook Drive is closed until around noon today as crews work to replace a power pole that was knocked down.
New Year to Bring New Construction on Lufkin’s Loop 287 East
Construction to improve the entry/exit ramps on Loop 287 East in Lufkin will be occurring during the first few weeks of 2018.
Publisher’s Clearinghouse Scam Costs Lufkin Woman $15,000
Lufkin woman scammed out of $15,000 after being told that she was a Publisher's Clearinghouse winner of millions of dollars.
Christmas Snow is Coming this Weekend to Timber Creek Church in Lufkin
Find out more about the 30,000 pounds of snow that Timber Creek Church in Lufkin is bringing in just in time for Christmas weekend.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Employees Providing for Abused, Neglected Children
CHI St. Luke’s Health employees came together this holiday season to help two local non-profit agencies that advocate on behalf of abused or neglected children.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man for Burglary
Nacogdoches Sheriff's Deputies arrested a local man and charged him with burglary and forgery.
Huntington Educator Wins $1,000 Teacher of the Day Award
1st grade teacher Brandy Hughes from Huntington Elementary was awarded the latest KICKS 105/Whataburger $1,000 Teacher of the Day Grand Prize.
Lady Roadrunners Crack National Top Twenty Ranking
The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners are turning some heads on the national level as they enter the holiday break on a 10 game winning streak.
Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary Donates Wheelchairs and Scooters
The Volunteer Auxiliary at CHI St. Luke’s Health recently donated 3 bariatric wheelchairs and 3 battery powered scooters to the hospital’s Valet Department.
Texas-born Baby Sloth Takes Awwww to the Next Level
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels is thrilled to announce the birth of a Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth. Now...how would you like to name it?