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 Dentist Takes On ‘In My Feelings’ Challenge
Lufkin Dentist Dr. Taylor McKewen gave the 'In My Feelings' Challenge a try.
Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Presents $21,000 in Scholarships
$21,000 in scholarships were presented at the CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary’s annual Daisy Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship Awards Dinner.
Danny Whisenant named Lufkin Middle School Principal
Danny Whisenant has been named the principal of Lufkin Middle School
New Speed Limits in Place in Grapeland
Be alert for new speed limits that are in place on FM 1272 in the city of Grapeland.
Prepare for Closures/Detours on Highways 59 and 69 This Wednesday/Thursday
Prepare for Detours on Highways 59 and 69 This Wednesday/Thursday
Texas Heat Causes Tortilla Chips to Spontaneously Combust
Move over 'One Chip Challenge'...make way for tortilla chips that spontaneously catch on fire, because it's that hot in Texas.
Houston Boy Dies From Heat After Being Left in Day Care Bus
A 3-year-old boy has died after apparently being left in a day care bus in northwest Houston Friday afternoon
Fiery Wreck Near Central Heights Shuts Down Highway 259
A fiery Friday morning crash involving multiple vehicles on Highway 259 north of Central Heights has resulted in the closure of northbound lanes.
Marketing/Communications Director Appointed at Lufkin Hospital
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial has named Tina Alexander-Sellers as the new leader of its system-wide Marketing and Communications department.
Highway 59 in Polk County Closed due to Hazardous Material Spill
The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting a hazardous material spill on US 59 North in Polk County
Bags of Love Asking for Donations to Help East Texas Kids
Help Provide Bags of Love for East Texas Kids
Woman in Tree Tells Texas Game Warden ‘Here, Hold My Pistol’
Here are the latest compelling and odd stories from Texas game wardens as compiled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.