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.
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.
Details Revealed for the 26th Annual Power of Pink!
October 18th is the date set for the 26th annual Power of Pink! at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin. Kay Frances will be the guest speaker.
Transformer Explodes, Starts Backyard Fire Near KICKS 105
Tuesday afternoon, a transformer exploded just a few houses away from the KICKS 105 Radio Station. We rolled video to show you what happened after that.
Check Out Handsome Moe, The KICKS 105 Pet of the Week
A 2-year-old Pointer mix named Moe is out KICKS 105 Pet of the Week
Highway 59 Lane Closure Set to Take Place This Week in Lufkin
Work crews with the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to do some evening and late night work on US 59/South First Street in Lufkin this week.
Only in East Texas: Armadillo Catches Rays in Nacogdoches Pool
See the video of a wayward armadillo that decided to cool down and catch some rays on a float at a Nacogdoches County pool.
Vote Here For East Texas’ Brandon Belt to Make the MLB All-Star Game
San Francisco Giant First Baseman and former Hudson Hornet stand-out Brandon Belt is up for the final National League spot for the upcoming All Star Game.
Central Sharpshooter Dewitz Commits to Angelina College Basketball
Central's Riley Dewitz will be playing basketball at the collegiate level for the Angelina College Roadrunners
Dunn Named New Executive Director for Harold’s House
Shawn Dunn has been named as the new executive director to lead Harold’s House – East Texas Alliance for Children.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Deputies Charge Woman with Theft
A Nacogdoches woman is in jail after allegedly stealing a vehicle and other property from two different locations.
Police: Machete-Wielding Nacogdoches Man Confronts Neighbor
A Nacogdoches man was arrested Thursday morning by Sheriff's deputies after allegedly breaking into his neighbor’s house with a machete
‘Nellie’ is The Winnie Berry Pet of the Week
Nellie, an 8-month-old Healer mix, is our Winnie Berry Pet of the Week. She was rescued from a ditch and would love to have a forever family.