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.
Nearly Naked Rabbit Hunter Tops This Month’s Game Warden Stories
Here are some of the more intriguing recent field reports from Texas Game Wardens.
Dance Team Competition Set for Wednesday at Texas Forest Fest
The annual KICKS 105 Pom Pon/Dance Team Competition is set for Wednesday, September 20th at the Texas State Forest Festival.
Lufkin Duo Arrested for Stealing Bicycle From Policeman’s Porch
A man and woman were each charged with stealing a bicycle from the front porch of the Assistant Chief of the Lufkin Police Departmanet
Watch Real Time Video of Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma
Check out live webcam feeds from areas that are in or are close to being in the direct path of Hurricane Irma.
Lufkin Police Release Video of High Speed Pursuit Involving Stolen Patrol Unit
Lufkin Police released a video which highlights how a woman managed to escape her cuffs and lead police on a high speed pursuit through Angelina County.
Nacogdoches Woman Arrested for Making False Report
Nacogdoches Sheriff's Deputies have charged a woman for making a false report which may have ultimately led to a shooting.
Sticky Mess Causes Shut Down of East Loop 287 in Lufkin
Road construction on the East Loop in Lufkin has caused a very sticky situation. So much so, that the entire East Loop has now been closed.
Massive Flood Waters Cut Off Southeast Texas From Rescuers
Many good Samaritans from the Lufkin area and beyond are not able to reach the Golden Triangle with supplies due to flood waters cutting off roads.
Lufkin DJ’s Missing After Boat Capsizes During Rescue Effort
2 Lufkin air personalities from SuperMix 101.9 are missing after their boat capsized during a rescue effort near Houston.
Nacogdoches ISD Releasing Students After Lunch on Wednesday
Due to deteriorating weather and road conditions, Nacogdoches ISD has made the decision to dismiss students early today (8/30).
East Texas Closings, Watches, and Warnings
Use this site to keep up with the latest closings, watches, and warnings across Deep East Texas.
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.