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.
The Top Ten Public Elementary Schools in Deep East Texas Are…
The website Niche has put together their ranking of elementary schools in the U.S. We have taken those results and listed the top 10 in Deep East Texas.
Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Sid Roberts
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and KICKS 105 has teamed up with CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial - Lufkin to use our on air and online platforms to help educate women in East Texas on how to best prevent this disease.
Lufkin High School Theater Students Do Amazing Version of ‘Oklahoma’ at KICKS 105 Studios
Lufkin High School Theater students did an amazing version of 'Oklahoma' while in the KICKS Studios to promote their upcoming musical presentation.
University Drive Lane Closures Scheduled in Nacogdoches
Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on FM 1878/Starr Avenue in Nacogdoches that will require a lane closure on University Drive.
Lufkin Man Scammed for Big Money After Believing Bogus Story About Son
A Lufkin man was scammed for thousands of dollars after believing a scammer's story about his son's arrest.
6th Annual Hudson Gets Healthy Set for Thursday
The 6th annual Hudson Get Healthy event is coming Thursday, October 5th at the Hudson High School Gym.
Abandoned Puppy is our KICKS 105 Pet of the Week
Gabby is a 6 month old Pointer mix who was recently abandoned by her owners who had moved. She's full of hugs and kisses and would love a forever home.
TxDOT to Recommend Traffic Signal at FM 326 and Highway 69 South
After an engineering study and hearing from area residents, TxDOT is recommending that a traffic signal be placed on US 69 at FM 326 near Bald Hill.
Disturbance Call Leads to Drug Charges Against Huntington Couple
Angelina County and Huntington law officers responded to a domestic dispute which led to drug charges against a husband and wife.
Lufkin Special Services Unit Arrests Five in Drug Raid
The Lufkin Police Special Services Unit arrested five people on drug charges Monday following a raid at a Lufkin mobile home park.
Massive Machines Reduce Lufkin McDonald’s to Rubble
Two machines bring down the McDonald's located at Timberland Drive and South First in Lufkin.
Lufkin ISD Announces Eight Students Recognized for National Academic Honors
Lufkin ISD is proud to announce that eight of their students have received national academic honors.