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.
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.
Six Lufkin High Students Advance to State FCCLA Competition
Six Lufkin High School students are advancing to state competition in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Former Woden Teacher Charged with Improper Relationships
A former Woden ISD teacher has been arrested on four felony charges due to allegedly having improper relationship with students.
Championship Bull Riding Returns to Lufkin with 2018 Bull Bash
On February 17th, Championship Bull Riding returns to Lufkin as some of the top bull riders in the world will be competing for big cash with the Bull Bash.
Lufkin High School Student Spearheads Drive for Harold’s House
Lufkin High School's Elizabeth Jones is partnering with Harold's House in February to bring awareness of the program and donations of gift cards.
30 Acres of Giant Salvinia Confirmed at Lake Nacogdoches
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department inland fisheries staff found a total of 30 acres of invasive giant salvinia in multiple locations at Lake Nacogdoches Feb. 5
Hudson Man Accidentally Shoots Self While ‘Muddin’
A 26 year old man accidentally shot himself while playing in the mud with his pick up truck in Hudson on Friday, February 2nd.
Photos from The Cody Johnson and Friends Concert in Nacogdoches
Take a look at some of the HD photos featuring Mark Chesnutt and Cody Johnson at this past Saturday's concert at the Nacogdoches Expo Center.