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.
Nacogdoches Deputies Find Cocaine in Vehicle Following Traffic Stop
Three Illinois men are in custody after Nacogdoches Sheriff's Deputies found a large amount of cocaine inside their vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Do You Think These Dresses Are Appropriate for Prom?
Prom Dress Codes vary from school to school in East Texas, so we want your opinion. Should these dresses make the grade for the high school prom?
Severe Weather, Heavy Rainfall Possible This Weekend
Severe storms on Saturday, and heavy downpours on Sunday are part of the weekend forecast for Deep East Texas.
One of Red Dirt’s Hottest Singers is Coming to Banita Creek Hall
Josh Ward has had nine straight number one songs on the Texas Regional Radio Music Chart and he's coming to Banita Creek Hall Saturday night.
East Texas Fares Poorly in 2018 Listing of Safest Texas Cities
The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released their 2018 list for the safest cities in Texas. Over 220 cities were included in the study.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department Makes Arrests in Massive Burglary Ring
Arrests have been made in a burglary ring spanning Nacogdoches, Angelina, and other surrounding counties.
Police Catch Foursome Red-Handed at Lufkin Powersports
Lufkin Police were able to thwart a theft in progress early Friday morning at Lufkin Powersports.
Area Students Participate at Texas Standing Tall Summit
Six Deep East Texas area students presented and participated at this week’s Statewide Summit hosted by Texans Standing Tall.
Rain to Stay in Forecast, Heavy Downpours Possible Next Week
Get ready for a mixed bag of cooler and warmer weather across East Texas. We could also get up to 5 inches of rain in the Pineywoods.
Boy’s Tip Leads to Half Million in Drugs…and Other Recent Texas Game Warden Reports
Every month, we feature some of the more interesting stories collected from Texas Game Wardens, like the story of a boy whose tip aided in a huge drug bust.
Brazos Valley Teacher Charged with Improper Relationship With Student
A Brazos Valley teacher has been charged with having an improper relationship with a high school student.
Groveton Gets Ready for 3rd Annual Civil War Weekend
The 3rd Annual Battle of Blackjack Grove Civil War Weekend will be taking place February 16th-18th in Groveton.