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.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department Asking for Help to Solve Theft
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department is hoping that someone can help identify a truck that was used in a recent theft in Cushing.
Watch Lufkin Police Rescue Baby Possum from Bathtub
Tuesday morning, Lufkin Police rescued a baby possum from a woman's bathtub.
East Texas Couple Celebrates Their 75th Wedding Anniversary
On April 10th, Walter and Loraine Autry of Livingston, Texas celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
Highway 59 Southbound Connector in Lufkin to be Closed Wednesday
The Highway 59 Southbound direct connector in Lufkin will be closed throughout the day on Wednesday.
Governor Greg Abbott Set to Headline Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches
Over 400 people have registered for this week's Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches featuring the Texas Governor and Attorney General
Big Bass Splash Lufkin Registration Set for Academy Sports on Tuesday
The 34th Annual KICKS 105 Big Bass Splash on Lake Sam Rayburn presented by Sealy Outdoors is coming April 20th-22nd. This event has become the largest amateur bass fishing tourney in the world, and this year $600,000 in cash and prizes is guaranteed to be given away.
Win a Chain Saw with the New KICKS 105 App
Follow the instructions on how the New KICKS 105 App can win you a new Husqvarna Chain Saw from Robison Outdoor Power in Nacogdoches.
Severe Weather Moving Across East Texas
A late season cold front is pushing across the Lone Star State Friday night and bringing with it severe weather watches and warnings.
Track Marine Traffic All Over the World With This Website
At any given time there are thousands of ships, boats, tankers, and ocean liners sailing the seas. Find out where they are with this website.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Parts of Deep East Texas
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 p.m. for Angelina, Nacogdoches, and other parts of Deep East Texas.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office Searching for Abducted Infant
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in the capture of a woman suspected of abducting an 8 month old child.
Credit Card Skimmer Removed from Gas Pump in Angelina County
Wednesday morning deputies with Angelina County Sheriff’s Office recovered a “skimming device” from pumps at a convenience store.