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.
Get a Free Subway Sandwich and Help Feed America on Sandwich Day
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day, and Subway is giving a free meal to Feeding America for every BOGO offer purchased by their customers.
Extended School Zone Now Active on Highway 94 in Hudson
A new school zone in Angelina County was activated in Hudson on Monday, signaling to drivers of a lower speed limit when lights are flashing.
October Proves to be an Interesting Month for Texas Game Wardens
Here's a collection of some of the more interesting field reports from Texas Game Wardens for the month of October.
Prescription Pills ‘Take Back Day’ Event Set for Saturday in Lufkin
Saturday from 10 - 2, Lufkin Police and the DEA are giving area residents an opportunity to bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Two Arrested in Drug Raid in Hudson
Lufkin Police Street Crimes Unit along with cooperation from Hudson Police Arrested Two Persons suspected of drug activity
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Should I Have Been Suspicious of this 18-Wheeler in Nacogdoches?
Heading to the SFA Homecoming game in Nacogdoches, Danny Merrell became a bit suspicious of an 18-wheeler driving through town. Should he have been?
Tractor Accident Leads to Man’s Death in Nacogdoches County
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accidental death of a man that occurred Saturday on a farm located south of Cushing.
Big Bass Splash Fall Shoot Out Standings
Keep up with the latest hourly and overall standings for the 2nd annual Big Bass Splash Fall Shoot Out at Lake Sam Rayburn
Brookshire Brothers Express Customer is a Powerball Millionaire
A Brookshire Brothers Express customer is ‘in the money’ following Wednesday night’s POWERBALL drawing!
As Halloween Approaches, Sheriff’s Department Urges Residents to Use Sex Offender Map
If you are planning on taking your kids trick or treating this year, local law enforcement encourages you to preview the Texas Sex Offender Registration website
TxDOT Issues Important Travel Information Concerning Zoo Boo
The Ellen Trout Zoo Boo is this Friday and Saturday evenings, and TxDOT wants the public to be aware of changes at the Loop 287 crossovers in the area.