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.
U.I.L. Announces Realignments for 2018-2020
The Texas University Interscholastic League has released their reclassification and realignment for football, basketball, and volleyball for 2018-2020.
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Successfully Implanted in Livingston Man
A Livingston man suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm is now the area’s first recipient of the world’s smallest pacemaker
CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Cath Lab Procedure Walkthrough
The CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Cath Lab is a bustling hub of activity.
Lufkin Woman Survives Heart Attack – Teaches Others The Warning Signs
Christi Stringer, who had a heart attack, now shares potentially life-saving advice for other women.
Lufkin Police Release Video of Tuesday Night Pursuit
Lufkin Police released an edited video of a Monday night pursuit that resulted in the arrest of Abel Lopez of Burke.
Bomb Threat Reported at Hudson Middle School
Hudson Middle School officials have verified that a bomb threat was discovered on campus today around 11 A.M.
Galveston Police Releases Photo of Dead Boy’s Face in Hope of Leads
The Galveston Police Department made the heart-wrenching decision to release a photo of a dead child's face in the hope of getting leads in identifying him.
TxDOT Warns Motorists of Delays Around Area Construction Projects
Folks travelling Highway 69 around Huntington, Highway 59 into the south side of Nacogdoches, or FM 1194 in Lufkin should expect delays and detours.
The Eagles Win the Super Bowl According to Moody Gardens Sting Rays
Most folks are betting on the Patriots to win yet another Super Bowl, but, the sting rays at Moody Gardens are going for the upset.
Cody Johnson and Friends Coming to Nacogdoches This Saturday
Cody Johnson along with Mark Chesnutt and others are coming to the Nacgodoches Expo Center this Saturday. We've got info and details on how to win tickets.
Two Amazing Photos Taken During My Mom’s Final Days
Danny Merrell's mom recently died. Her last days are a personal and private time, but Danny has found joy in two photos and hopes that you'll be moved by them
Pinned Selfie Leads to Arrest…and Other Game Warden Reports
Once again, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has released some of the more interesting reports from Texas Game Wardens.