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.
Burley Primary Holds Dual Language Spelling Bee
Recently, Burley Primary School in Lufkin held a dual language spelling bee.
Angelina College Recognizes Nursing Program Graduates
Angelina College recently held its pinning ceremony for more than 70 graduates of the registered nurse program.
Hilarious & Unofficial Big Bass Splash Prizes
Would we get punched for trying to hand out these ridiculous "prizes"?
Zwolle Man Leads Big Bass Splash with 11.52 Monster Fish
Zwolle's Joey Lester leads the KICKS Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend after catching a bass weighing 11.52.
Lufkin Police Capture Man Wanted for Friday Afternoon Shooting
3 hours following a shooting in the Herty area of Lufkin, officers have captured and arrested a 21-year-old Lufkin man in the shooting of a Lufkin woman.
Angelina College Head Basketball Coach Resigns
Kyle Manary has resigned as head men's basketball coach for the Angelina College Roadrunners.
2018 Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend – Friday Standings
2018's Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend - Friday scores and payouts!
Angelina College Names Students on Dean’s and President’s Lists
Numerous students in the Deep East Texas area made either the President's or Dean's List for the past semester at Angelina College.
Peace Officer Memorial Day Events to be held in East Texas
Today is Peace Officer Memorial Day and there will be special services in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
East Texans Share Beautiful Words About Their Moms
Take a look at what some East Texans had to say about their moms for our KICKS 105 Mother's Day Giveaway
KICKS 105’s Epic Fail in Surprising Mother’s Day Giveaway Winner
Danny Merrell's attempt to surprise the grand prize winner of the KICKS 105 Mother's Day Giveaway did not go nearly as planned.
Eight Angelina County Businesses Fail Alcohol Purchase Stings
Recent minor stings were conducted at businesses in Angelina County. See which businesses passed and which ones did not.