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.
Prepare for Closures/Detours on Highways 59 and 69 This Wednesday/Thursday
Prepare for Detours on Highways 59 and 69 This Wednesday/Thursday
Texas Heat Causes Tortilla Chips to Spontaneously Combust
Move over 'One Chip Challenge'...make way for tortilla chips that spontaneously catch on fire, because it's that hot in Texas.
Houston Boy Dies From Heat After Being Left in Day Care Bus
A 3-year-old boy has died after apparently being left in a day care bus in northwest Houston Friday afternoon
Fiery Wreck Near Central Heights Shuts Down Highway 259
A fiery Friday morning crash involving multiple vehicles on Highway 259 north of Central Heights has resulted in the closure of northbound lanes.
Marketing/Communications Director Appointed at Lufkin Hospital
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial has named Tina Alexander-Sellers as the new leader of its system-wide Marketing and Communications department.
Highway 59 in Polk County Closed due to Hazardous Material Spill
The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting a hazardous material spill on US 59 North in Polk County
Bags of Love Asking for Donations to Help East Texas Kids
Help Provide Bags of Love for East Texas Kids
Woman in Tree Tells Texas Game Warden ‘Here, Hold My Pistol’
Here are the latest compelling and odd stories from Texas game wardens as compiled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Details Revealed for the 26th Annual Power of Pink!
October 18th is the date set for the 26th annual Power of Pink! at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin. Kay Frances will be the guest speaker.
Transformer Explodes, Starts Backyard Fire Near KICKS 105
Tuesday afternoon, a transformer exploded just a few houses away from the KICKS 105 Radio Station. We rolled video to show you what happened after that.
Check Out Handsome Moe, The KICKS 105 Pet of the Week
A 2-year-old Pointer mix named Moe is out KICKS 105 Pet of the Week
Highway 59 Lane Closure Set to Take Place This Week in Lufkin
Work crews with the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to do some evening and late night work on US 59/South First Street in Lufkin this week.