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.S. Capital Christmas Tree to Make a Stop in Lufkin on Monday
Don't miss your chance to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime event that is coming to Lufkin on Monday.
Nacogdoches Sheriff Identifies Cody Jinks Concert Caller
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department has identified the man they say is responsible for making a threatening call concerning the Cody Jinks concert.
One Lane Traffic Scheduled Until Spring for Highway 103 Bridge
A temporary traffic signal on either end of the Highway 103 Bridge over Lake Sam Rayburn is expected to be in place until at least Spring due to bridge repairs
Man Confesses to Call That Caused Cody Jinks Concert Cancellation
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Dept has reportedly gotten a confession from a man who placed a call that caused the cancellation of a Cody Jinks concert
Lufkin Man Arrested for Aggravated Robbery of Which Wich
Lufkin Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man with Wednesday night's aggravated robbery at Which Wich.
Early Morning Fire Near Lufkin Hospital District Destroys Duplex
Lufkin Fire and Police responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning.
Beer and Wine Sales to be Allowed at SFA Basketball Games
Starting November 16th, the sale of beer and wine will be allowed at SFA home basketball games.
East Texas Sailor Gives a Shot at Fishing Off an Aircraft Carrier
Lufkin native, Adrionna Smothermon, did some fishing recently off the fantail of an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.
Expect Delays on 59 Near Walmart and College Through Wednesday
TxDOT crews will be working on or near Highway 59 near Walmart and Angelina College through Wednesday.
The Coalition Releases Minor Sting Results from Area Counties
The Coalition in Lufkin recently teamed up with the Sheriffs' Departments in Polk and Angelina Counties for a minor sting operation
Cody Johnson Returning to Nacogdoches Expo in February
Cody Johnson & Friends returns to Nacogdoches. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Watch Out for Crews Treating Bridges for Possible Icy Conditions
Crews from TxDOT are pre-treating bridges and overpasses in East Texas for the possibility of icy conditions.