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.
Angelina County Chase Leads to Arrests, Suspect Compliments Police Driving Skills
A police chase that originated in Lufkin and ended in northern Angelina County resulted in the arrest of two Lufkin men, one of which seemed to be rather impressed with an officer's driving abilities.
Apologetic ‘Iron Man’ Arrested for Aggravated Crown Colony Robbery
Lufkin Police arrested a man for his alleged aggravated robbery of a Crown Colony convenience store late Tuesday night.
Nacogdoches Deputies Arrest Pair in Case Involving Sexual Assault of a Child
On June 20th, 2017, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office (NCSO) received a report of a sexual assault of a child. The child made an outcry to a family member who notified law enforcement of the assault.
Ashley Homestore in Nacogdoches Set for Grand Opening Event
Let the festivities begin at the new Ashley Homestore in Nacogdoches. Representatives with the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce made the grand opening official with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning.
Nacogdoches County Man Flown to Dallas After Being Shot at Home
Wednesday afternoon (6/28) around 7:00 pm, deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sherriff's Office (NCSO), Precinct 4 Constable Office and Department of Public Safety responded to an assault with a firearm call on Balch Lane near County Road 350, south of Martinsville.
Lufkin Police Blotter – Fake Names and Foul Mouths
It has been another interesting past 24 hours for the Lufkin Police Department. From heading into oncoming traffic, to lying about your name, to cussing when you shouldn't, here are some of the more interesting blotter stories as reported from the LPD.
New School Zone and Speed Limit Planned for Highway 94 in Hudson
An additional school zone and new speed limits are in the plans for Highway 94 in and around the Hudson school district after the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved the changes.
TxDOT Seeks Input Concerning Changes on Highway 59 North of Lufkin
The look and layout of Highway 59 between Lufkin and Redland will be changing over time. This evening, the Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation is hosting an Open House to gather public comments regarding these plans as that area of Highway 59 will be upgraded to Interstat…
Run/Walk, then Swim at Alicyn Mitcham Run to Remember Event
On February 15th of this year, Alicyn D. Mitcham of Colmesneil tragically passed away in a skiing accident while on vacation with her family in Colorado. Join Alicyn’s family and friends for a celebration of her beautiful life at the Run to Remember this Saturday, June 24th. Th…
Lufkin Jack in the Box Robbery Leads to High Speed Chase
Two Lufkin men were arrested early Thursday morning after robbing the Denman Avenue Jack in the Box at gunpoint and leading officers on a pursuit in a stolen car.
Cindy Makes Landfall, Heavy Rains Expected for East Texas
Tropical Storm Cindy has come ashore near the Texas/Louisiana Border with sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is expected to track northward along the Sabine River before turning northeast on Friday.
McWilliams and Son Hosting Grill 105 for Alzheimer’s Benefit
Let's do lunch today (Wednesday) at McWilliams and Son Heating and Air Conditioning in Lufkin. From 11-1, the KICKS 105 Road Show and Grill 105 will be serving up delicious hamburgers featuring freshly custom ground beef from Massingill's Meat Market.