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.
Toys for Tots Campaign for Angelina/Trinity Counties is Underway
The push to collect toys this Christmas season for the less fortunate children in our area is underway with the Marine Corps Reserve and Toys for Tots.
Bubba T’s in Hudson to Host ‘Bags of Love’ Benefit
Saturday, November 11th, Bubba T's at 2702 Ted Trout Drive (Hwy 94) in Hudson will be hosting a benefit for Bags of Love.
Murderer Remains at Large, Lufkin PD Seeks Public’s Help
Lufkin Police are asking for the public's help in trying to locate a man wanted for the cold-blooded murder of a man at a North Lufkin Dollar General.
Holiday Shopping Set for Saturday at Crown Christmas Market
The first ever 'Crown Christmas Market' at Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin is taking place Saturday from 10 a.m until 6 p.m.
Get a Free Subway Sandwich and Help Feed America on Sandwich Day
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day, and Subway is giving a free meal to Feeding America for every BOGO offer purchased by their customers.
Extended School Zone Now Active on Highway 94 in Hudson
A new school zone in Angelina County was activated in Hudson on Monday, signaling to drivers of a lower speed limit when lights are flashing.
October Proves to be an Interesting Month for Texas Game Wardens
Here's a collection of some of the more interesting field reports from Texas Game Wardens for the month of October.
Prescription Pills ‘Take Back Day’ Event Set for Saturday in Lufkin
Saturday from 10 - 2, Lufkin Police and the DEA are giving area residents an opportunity to bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Two Arrested in Drug Raid in Hudson
Lufkin Police Street Crimes Unit along with cooperation from Hudson Police Arrested Two Persons suspected of drug activity
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Should I Have Been Suspicious of this 18-Wheeler in Nacogdoches?
Heading to the SFA Homecoming game in Nacogdoches, Danny Merrell became a bit suspicious of an 18-wheeler driving through town. Should he have been?
Tractor Accident Leads to Man’s Death in Nacogdoches County
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accidental death of a man that occurred Saturday on a farm located south of Cushing.