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.
Lufkin Police Report Includes a Pokemon, Pickle Juice, and Flying Bible
Today's Lufkin Police report includes a Pokemon Charmander, bottle of pickle juice, and a flying Bible.
East Texas Mom Allegedly Tries to Sell 8-Year-Old Girl for Sex
An East Texas woman was booked into the Gregg County Jail in Longview after allegedly being involved in the sex trafficking of an 8-year-old girl.
Numerous Arrests Made as NCSO Aggressively Targets Drug Dealers
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has implemented Phase 1 of aggressively targeting drug trafficking in the area which has already led to several arrests.
Danny Merrell’s Discovery Leads to a Strange ‘Throwback Thursday’
In the process of going through his mom's keepsakes, Danny Merrell discovered some items that have made for an interesting 'Throwback Thursday'.
East Texas Cities Fare Poorly in ‘Best Places to Live in Texas’ Study
East Texas cities such as Lufkin and Nacogdoches didn't fare too well in a 'Best Places to Live' study researched by WalletHub.
Lufkin Police Department to Unveil New Rescue Vehicle
The Lufkin Police Department is unveiling their new rescue vehicle - the Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport.
Tropical System Expected to Bring Flooding to Texas
Heavy rainfall accompanied by possible flooding is expected across portions of south and southeast Texas this week.
See The Insane Pictures Of A Crash Outside Our Station
On Thursday evening, a truck crashed into our KICKS 105 backyard generator.
American Idol’s Cade Foehner Stops by KICKS 105 to Talk About Local Concert
American Idol's Cade Foehner Stopped by the Merrell in the Morning Show on KICKS 105 to Talk About His Upcoming Local Concert
Nacogdoches Heritage Festival Gets Underway with Annual Treasure Hunt
It's Heritage Festival Week in Nacogdoches, and that means it's time to find the treasure. Find the schedule of events and clues here.
Ready To Eat Pizza Review – Kicks 105 Taste Tests Military’s Finest
The Kicks 105 DJs were guinea pigs in this review the newest rendition of MRE Pizza
Funny Video of an Annoyed Dog Attacking a Sprinkler
Just a little something to hopefully bring a smile to your face, as my dog, Gryffin, gets temperamental towards a yard sprinkler.