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.
Lack of Entries Causes Cancellation of Lufkin’s Christmas Parade
The parade has been cancelled, but the Christmas in the Pines event along with the lighting of Rudolph remains a go.
Lufkin Police Arrest Shooting Suspect After Brief Foot Pursuit
The chase and arrest took place off of Paul Avenue
Severe Storms, Heavy Rain in East Texas for Thanksgiving Week
Up to 7 inches of rain could fall through Saturday in the Pineywoods
UBank & Brookshire Brothers Presenting Free Concert Thursday
Three rising Nashville stars will be performing at a free concert in Lufkin Thursday night.
Lufkin Man Flown to Hospital After Hit & Run Pedestrian Accident
The accident happened late Tuesday night on Timberland Drive
Lufkin ISD to Discontinue Virtual Learning Academy in Spring Semester
Beginning in the Spring Semester, Lufkin ISD will return all classes to face-to-face learning with a few exceptions.
Two East Texas Schools in Tight Race to Win $1500 from Genco
It's virtually a tie between two Diboll schools to see which will win $1500.
City of Huntington Hosting Free Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing
The event is Wednesday from 8:15 am - 4 pm.
Crockett’s Boudreaux Campbell Wins PBR World Finals in Arlington
The 22-year-old Crockett, Texas native also crowned PBR Rookie of the Year.
Forest Festival on First Street is Saturday in Downtown Lufkin
The first ever Forest Festival on First Street is happening this Saturday in Lufkin
Groveton ISD Honors Veterans with Drive Through Luncheon
The students and staff of Groveton ISD were so genuinely respectful of our Veterans
Police Searching for Woman Who Walked Away from Lufkin Hospital
Lufkin Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Zavalla woman.