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.
Angelina Arts Alliance’s New Season to Feature Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt and Asleep at the Wheel are just two of the upcoming acts revealed as part of the upcoming season for the Angelina Arts Alliance.
Three Local Nurses Earn ‘DAISY’ Award for Excellence
Three nurses from CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial and Memorial Specialty Hospital were recently presented with the DAISY award.
29th Annual Fredonia 5K/10K Run Set for This Saturday
The 29th Annual Fredonia 5K/10K run is coming up this Saturday, May 5th in Nacogdoches.
Lufkin Police Release Dashcam Video of Stolen Vehicle Arrests
Lufkin Police made two arrests Wednesday night in connection with a stolen vehicle. Police released a dashcam video of the capture of the individuals.
Highway 69 Traffic Switch to Begin Wednesday Near Huntington
Get ready for a traffic switch on Highway 69 near Huntington beginning Wednesday.
Endangered Missing Persons Alert Issued for Polk County Teenager
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has issued an 'Endangered Missing Persons Alert' for a 14-year-old white male who is diagnosed with an intellectual disability.
Mutton Bustin’ Saturday Night at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo
The fourth and final night of the Angelina Benefit Rodeo provided more spills and thrills in the mutton bustin' competition.
Mutton Bustin’ Night 3 at The Angelina Benefit Rodeo
Night 3 of the Angelina Benefit Rodeo produced some great mutton bustin' scores including rides of 95 and 87 points.
PIneywoods Community Academy Junior Helps Lead Summit in Kemah
Kellen Kruk, junior at Pineywoods Community Academy and teen ambassador for the SAY WHAT! tobacco prevention program, helped lead a recent summit in Kemah.
Take a Look at the Mutton Bustin’ Rides at Thursday’s Angelina Benefit Rodeo
Night number two at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo provided more spills and thrills in the Mutton Bustin' competition.
Lufkin Man Dies in One Vehicle Accident Wednesday Evening
Lufkin Police have released the identity of a man who was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday night near Frank Street and the West Loop.
Corrigan’s Cruz Wins Mutton Bustin’ Wednesday Night at Rodeo
The annual Mutton Bustin' Championships provided a lot of excitement and entertainment Wednesday night at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo.