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.
3 Year Old Girl Found at Bottom of Lufkin Motel Pool (UPDATED)
Lufkin Police are investigating an incident in which a 3-year-old girl was found at the bottom of the Motel 6 pool Tuesday afternoon on South Timberland Drive.
Mutton Busters Drawn for Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show
The riders for the mutton bustin' at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show have been drawn.
Lufkin Fire/Police Respond to Monday Morning ‘Liquor Truck’ Blaze
Lufkin Fire and Police responded monday morning to a report of an 18-wheeler on fire in a parking lot off of Highway 59 South.
Send Off Celebration Set for Tuesday for NCAA Tourney-Bound ‘Jacks
Come on out and support the Lumberjack basketball teams as they get set to play in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.
Road Work on Highway 59 in Livingston Scheduled for Tuesday
There will be traffic delays on Highway 59 in Livingston beginning Tuesday.
City of Lufkin Plans Warrant Roundup
Anyone with outstanding warrants from the City of Lufkin should use this amnesty period before a scheduled warrant roundup.
Get Your Kids Signed Up for Mutton Bustin’ at the Nacogdoches Rodeo
Before the start of the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show, it's mutton bustin' time! Get your kids signed up for the chance to ride for prizes.
KICKS 105 St. Jude Radiothon Raises Over $102,000
It was another successful St. Jude Radiothon as nearly $103,000 was raised to help kids beat cancer.
Join Your Favorite Country Stars and Wear the Best Shirt Ever!
Join Danny Merrell, Sean Ericson, and numerous Country Music stars in wearing this t-shirt that shows your support of St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Barefoot Movement Bringing Critically Acclaimed Bluegrass to SFA
Thursday evening, The Barefoot Movement is bringing great bluegrass to the W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series.
Huntington Middle School Evacuated Due to Written Threat
Another East Texas school has been evacuated due to a threatening note found on a bathroom wall.
Local Shelter in Need of Help After Rescuing Over 70 Dogs & Cats
There is an urgent need for supplies, volunteers, money, and families to help give hope to over 70 dogs & cats who were recently rescued from awful conditions