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.
We Have Another KICKS App Winner, Now See What You Can Win!
Maria Rodriguez is our latest KICKS App Winner. Now take a look at what you can win!
Body of Missing Lufkin Man Discovered in Local Creek
A massive search for an 85-year-old Lufkin man who had been missing since Sunday evening has come to a very sad and tragic ending.
The Texas Tenors Returning to Crockett with Christmas Show
Back by popular demand, The Texas Tenors are returning to Crockett with 'Deep in the Heart of Christmas'.
Pollok Woman is First Winner in KICKS 105 ‘Appy’ Holidays Contest
Congratulations to Kim East for winning the $125 Ulta Gift Card. Now, we have a Canon Powershot Camera to giveaway with our KICKS 105 App.
Community Prayer Vigil Set for Tuesday for Missing Lufkin Man
A community prayer vigil has been set for Tuesday evening for a missing 85-year-old Lufkin man.
Lufkin Fourth Grader Receives Statewide Recognition
A Brandon Elementary fourth grader has been named a finalist in a statewide history competition.
Silver Alert Issued for Missing Lufkin Man
A statewide Silver Alert has now been issued for a Lufkin man that was reported missing Sunday evening
Lufkin Police Issue Alert For Missing Elderly Man
Lufkin Police area asking for the public's help in locating an elderly man who went missing late Sunday afternoon.
Heavy Rains Cause Flooded Roadways in East Texas
Nearly half a foot of rain has fallen in parts of East Texas and that has led to several impassable roadways.
Flash Flood Watches in Place Across the Pineywoods
With the expectation of half a foot of rain falling in the area, Flash Flood Watches will be in place Friday and Saturday for East Texas.
Huntington Highsteppers Hosting Candy Cane Lane on Saturday
The Huntington Highsteppers will be hosting Candy Cane Lane Saturday, December 8th.
Lufkin Police Respond to Accident, Find Deceased Man with Gunshot Wound
A tragic discovery for Lufkin Police when they responded to a single vehicle accident Tuesday morning.