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.
Junior League’s Touch a Truck Coming to Convention Center Saturday
The Junior League of Lufkin will hold their annual Touch-A-Truck Saturday, March 3rd from 10am-2pm at Lufkin's Pitser Garrison Convention Center.
Take a Ride Along with Brookshire Brothers New ‘Anywhere’ Grocery Feature
Danny Merrell and Bryan Tyler explain the new Brookshire Brothers online shopping feature.
Nacogdoches Expo Prize Posse Giving Away Rodeo Tickets on Wrangler Wednesdays
Wear Wrangler apparel while you're shopping at Brookshire Brothers in Nacogdoches and you could be getting free Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo tickets.
New Technology at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Reduces the Risk of Stroke
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin along with the physicians of the Heart Institute of East Texas are using new technology to help reduce the risk of stroke.
Nacogdoches Deputies Find Cocaine in Vehicle Following Traffic Stop
Three Illinois men are in custody after Nacogdoches Sheriff's Deputies found a large amount of cocaine inside their vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Do You Think These Dresses Are Appropriate for Prom?
Prom Dress Codes vary from school to school in East Texas, so we want your opinion. Should these dresses make the grade for the high school prom?
Severe Weather, Heavy Rainfall Possible This Weekend
Severe storms on Saturday, and heavy downpours on Sunday are part of the weekend forecast for Deep East Texas.
One of Red Dirt’s Hottest Singers is Coming to Banita Creek Hall
Josh Ward has had nine straight number one songs on the Texas Regional Radio Music Chart and he's coming to Banita Creek Hall Saturday night.
East Texas Fares Poorly in 2018 Listing of Safest Texas Cities
The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released their 2018 list for the safest cities in Texas. Over 220 cities were included in the study.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department Makes Arrests in Massive Burglary Ring
Arrests have been made in a burglary ring spanning Nacogdoches, Angelina, and other surrounding counties.
Police Catch Foursome Red-Handed at Lufkin Powersports
Lufkin Police were able to thwart a theft in progress early Friday morning at Lufkin Powersports.
Area Students Participate at Texas Standing Tall Summit
Six Deep East Texas area students presented and participated at this week’s Statewide Summit hosted by Texans Standing Tall.