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 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.
TBT: Summer Relief with a Look Back to our December Snowfall
A video look back at the December snowfall in East Texas won't lower the temps any, but maybe it'll make you feel a little cooler and bring a smile to your face.
Be Aware of New Speed Limit Between Lufkin and Diboll
The speed limit on 59 between Lufkin and Diboll has been reduced due to a project that should last close to a year. Enforcement of the new limit has begun.
Texas Sheriff Warns Public to be Wary of Flyers Placed on Vehicles
A sheriff in southeast Texas is warning the public to be cautious of any flyers that you find under the windshield wiper of your vehicle.
Hospital Honors Volunteers For Nearly 15,000 Hours of Service
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary recently recognized members who dedicated 14,500 hours of service to the hospital staff and guests
Upcoming Road Construction to Bring Southside Snarls in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation has several projects scheduled to get underway next week that will cause some traffic delays in Lufkin and on Highway 59.
Police Looking for these Suspects Who Tortured Young Houston Boy
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department is hoping somebody can help identify the suspects involved in a home invasion in which a 7 year old boy was tortured.
Credit Card Skimmer Discovered at Lufkin Convenience Store
Lufkin Police are investigating the incident and recommending anyone that used their card at the store while the skimmer was active to contact their bank.
That Pig in a Blanket is not really a Kolache…It’s a Klobasnek
Danny Merrell takes a light-hearted look at why pigs in a blanket aren't really kolaches.
Moody Gardens Penguins Roam Around in KICKS 105 Studio
A couple of playful Humboldt penguins took over the KICKS 105 Studios.