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.
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?
Highly Acclaimed Christmas with the Annie Moses Band Coming to SFA
The award winning and highly acclaimed Annie Moses Band is bringing their Christmas Show to Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday, December 12th.
Zavalla Man Allegedly Confesses to Bank Robbery
Zavalla man charged with November robbery of Bancorp South in Lufkin.
Where to Park for the Upcoming Lufkin vs Longview Game
Parking will be at a premium as up to 30,000 fans are expected to go to the Lufkin game at SFA this Saturday. Here are some tips that could prove useful.
Local Law Enforcement Cautions Residents of ‘Jury Duty Warrant’ Scam
Several residents in the Lufkin area have received phone calls from a scammer claiming that there are warrants out for their arrest.
Lufkin Toddler’s Hearing Device Stolen
A Lufkin toddler's Cochlear ear piece was stolen from her mother's vehicle in the 800 block of Sandybrook Drive Monday.
Angelina College Surgical Tech Pinning Set for December 14th
Graduates of Angelina College’s surgical technology program will receive their pins Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in Hudgins Hall.
Nacogdoches County Man Charged with Cruelty to Animals
A Nacogdoches County man was recently arrested and charged with 7 counts of Cruelty to Animals.
Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake Continues Through Thursday
The 61st Annual Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake is happening nightly from Tuesday, November 28th through Thursday, November 30th at the Angelina College Cafeteria.
Pack Advances in Football Playoffs, City Wide Pep Rally Set
A city wide pep rally is set for the Lufkin Panthers as they get set for the regional semifinal showdown with Spring Westfield.