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 26 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.
Teenager Captures Bassmaster Elite Event at Lake Fork in Texas
Just a week after celebrating his 19th birthday, this young man won this event bringing in 20 fish weighing over 130 pounds.
Hail, Damaging Winds Could Spread Across East Texas on Monday
Severe weather throughout the eastern third of Texas is possible Monday through early Tuesday
These Stores Just Had Huge Payouts on Texas Lottery Scratch Offs
These Texas Lottery games have been paying out big money over the past week.
East Texas Angler Reveals How He Hooked This 13-Pound Monster
What bait did he use? How deep was the water? Take notes on how this Hemphill, Texas man reeled in this Legacy Class Bass.
Grieving Community Gathers to Support Kelsi Redd from Wells, TX
Kelsi Redd passed away on February 24. This Sunday, an event will be held to raise funds that help with a headstone as well as benefit a memorial fund.
Lufkin High School Student Gets ‘Golden Pass’ to Los Angeles
Lufkin High School senior bypasses state science fair, heads to Regeneron ISEF in LA with groundbreaking biofertilizer project.
Many Bull Riders in World’s Top 20 Are Coming to Lufkin Bull Bash
Over half of the bull riders currently ranked in the top 20 in the world are coming to the XTreme Bull Bash in Lufkin
Huntington vs Columbus: Breaking Down the State Semifinal Matchup
Huntington takes on Columbus in San Antonio on Thursday, here's a look at both teams
Out of Control Texas Fire Has Scorched Acreage Bigger Than Dallas
A Disaster declaration is in place for 60 Texas counties and numerous evacuations continue
Two Dozen Lufkin 8th-Graders Selected for Prestigious Academy
Get to know the bright eighth-grade scholars from Lufkin Middle School chosen for the GeoFORCE Academy, expanding their knowledge of Earth's geological marvels.
BREAKING: A Massive Buc-ee’s is Coming to This Texas College Town
City leaders have approved the site of this new Buc-ee's in Texas. This 74,000 square foot store will bring up to 225 new jobs to the area.
Two Texas Children Abducted Monday Morning, Amber Alert Issued
Two children under 10 are in grave or immediate danger according to the Wilmer, Texas Police Department