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.
Carrie Underwood Gives Danny Merrell the Courage to Reveal His Scar
Because of what Carrie Underwood has been through due to her recent accident, KICKS 105's Danny Merrell now has the courage to talk about his own scar.
Video Released of Persons Placing Soap in Angelina Courthouse Fountain
Video footage captures four people vandalizing the Angelina Courthouse Fountain late Saturday night by placing liquid soap into the water.
Lufkin Police Chief Williamson Promoted to Director of Public Safety
The City of Lufkin is announcing the promotion of Gerald Williamson, current Lufkin police chief, to the newly created position of Director of Public Safety.
Dangerous Weather Situation Developing over East Texas
It's not very reassuring when the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Watch for your region and along with that puts out a bulletin that this is a 'Particularly Dangerous Situation'. This means that numerous tornadoes are expected across portions of East and Northeast Texa…
Lufkin’s Dez Bryant Released by the Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones has made it official that the Cowboys have decided to part ways with Dez Bryant.
Georgia-Pacific Names Yana Ogletree as Public Affairs Manager
Georgia-Pacific has recently named Yana Ogletree as its Public Affairs Manager for Texas and Louisiana.
Lufkin Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter After Late Night Wreck on Loop 287
A Lufkin man was killed early Friday on Loop 287 when a person driving a vehicle allegedly switched lanes and struck the motorcycle the victim was driving.
Friday Morning Fire Blocks Northbound 59 Traffic South of Diboll
Emergency crews responded early this Friday morning to a vehicle fire at the Neches River Bridge on the northbound lanes of Highway 59 South of Diboll.
Mutton Bustin’ Sign Ups Going On Now for Angelina Benefit Rodeo
Get your kids signed up for the chance to ride in the Mutton Bustin' Championships.
Tornadoes, Heavy Rain Possible Friday, Early Saturday Across East Texas
Severe storms could bring tornadoes, hail, and flooding to our area Friday and early Saturday.
Steve Wariner to Headline 2018 Pineywoods Cattle Baron’s Gala
4-time Grammy Winner Steve Wariner will be headlining the 2018 Pineywoods Cattle Baron's Gala which will be held in October in Lufkin.
Conagra Issues Huge Recall on Banquet Salisbury Steaks Frozen Dinners
Conagra Brands is recalling approximately 135,000 pounds of Banquet Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef).