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.
Highly Acclaimed Christmas with the Annie Moses Band Coming to SFA
The award winning and highly acclaimed Annie Moses Band is bringing their Christmas Show to Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday, December 12th.
Zavalla Man Allegedly Confesses to Bank Robbery
Zavalla man charged with November robbery of Bancorp South in Lufkin.
Where to Park for the Upcoming Lufkin vs Longview Game
Parking will be at a premium as up to 30,000 fans are expected to go to the Lufkin game at SFA this Saturday. Here are some tips that could prove useful.
Local Law Enforcement Cautions Residents of ‘Jury Duty Warrant’ Scam
Several residents in the Lufkin area have received phone calls from a scammer claiming that there are warrants out for their arrest.
Lufkin Toddler’s Hearing Device Stolen
A Lufkin toddler's Cochlear ear piece was stolen from her mother's vehicle in the 800 block of Sandybrook Drive Monday.
Angelina College Surgical Tech Pinning Set for December 14th
Graduates of Angelina College’s surgical technology program will receive their pins Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in Hudgins Hall.
Nacogdoches County Man Charged with Cruelty to Animals
A Nacogdoches County man was recently arrested and charged with 7 counts of Cruelty to Animals.
Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake Continues Through Thursday
The 61st Annual Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake is happening nightly from Tuesday, November 28th through Thursday, November 30th at the Angelina College Cafeteria.
Pack Advances in Football Playoffs, City Wide Pep Rally Set
A city wide pep rally is set for the Lufkin Panthers as they get set for the regional semifinal showdown with Spring Westfield.
Lufkin Lighted Christmas Parade Starts Tonight at 6
The annual Lufkin Lighted Christmas Parade gets underway tonight at 6.
TxDOT Work Scheduled for Highway 59/259 Intersection
Once the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has passed, work crews with the Texas Department of Transportation will be doing repair work just north of Nacogdoches
Hunting in the Nude…and Other Recent Texas Game Warden Reports
As we get deeper into hunting season, the strange stories compiled by Texas Game Wardens only increase, including one about a naked hunter.