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.
See How Area Schools Scored in 2018 State Accountability Ratings
The Texas Education Agency released the 2018 state accountability ratings for 1,200 school districts and district charters. See how area districts fared.
State Fair Finalists Named for the 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards
The State Fair of Texas has named the 10 finalists for the 14th Annual Big Texas Choice Awards food competition.
When Is The First Day of Class for East Texas Schools?
Back to school time is getting closer and closer. Here's a list of when area schools will be having their first day of class for the new school year.
Lufkin Police Release Video of Vehicle Chase, Suspect At Large
Lufkin police are on the hunt for a suspect who led them on a short chase Monday afternoon. Video of the chase has been released.
Expect Lane Closures This Week in Lufkin on Loop 287 and Highway 59
Multiple lane closures are expected Wednesday through Saturday as crews replace overhead road signs on parts of Highway 59 and Loop 287.
Time to Get Your New Texas Hunting and Fishing Licenses
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds you that most all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses expire at the end of August.
Another Credit Card Skimmer Reported at Lufkin Gas Station
In what has become an all too common occurrence, Lufkin Police have reported that a credit card skimmer was found on a gas pump at a local convenience store.
Woodland Heights Medical Center Honors Nurse With Daisy Award
Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin presented Erin Ball with the Daisy Award.
Tickets for Upcoming Angelina Arts Alliance Shows on Sale Monday
The 2018-2019 season of the Angelina Arts Alliance will feature shows including Travis Tritt and Asleep at the Wheel. Tickets go on sale Monday.
Nacogdoches 14U Dixie All Stars Get Ready for World Series
The 14U Dixie League World Series is coming up this weekend and the state champs from Nacogdoches are hoping to bring home the title
40+ Vehicle Burglaries in July in Lufkin, See Where They’re Occurring
Lufkin Police reports a 100% increase in the number of vehicle burglaries in Lufkin this month. See the interactive map to track activity in your neighborhood
Key Lime Mango Tart is Blue Bell’s Newest Ice Cream Flavor
Blue Bell has introduced Key Lime Mango Tart, their latest flavor, and a delicious way to cool down this Summer.