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.
Incoming Class of Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars Revealed
The Coalition has proudly announced the 2020-21 class of the Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars.
Zavalla Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
The Zavalla Police Department is reporting the arrest of a man for several counts including aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The KICKS Cash Cow Wants to Put Your Photo on our Wall of Winners
Win Cash, up to $10,000 with the KICKS 105 Cash Cow. Listen for the winning words at the start of every hour
Woman Flown to Hospital Following Crash on Chestnut Drive
Lufkin Police report a one-vehicle accident at Chestnut and Whitehouse has resulted in the injury of a woman who was flown to an out of town hospital.
Three People Injured in Late Night Drive By Shooting in Lufkin
Lufkin Police are reporting a drive by shooting has injured 3 people who were attending a party late Sunday night
Lufkin High School Junior Honored with Prominent Statewide Award
Lufkin High School student Maddie Howard was named one of only eleven statewide 'ambassadors'.
Merrell in the Morning DJs Taste Test Turkey Dinner Candy Corn
Check out our reactions to trying things like green bean and roasted turkey flavored candy corn
Wild Horse and Burro Adoption is Coming to Lufkin Oct 9-10
Nearly 100 animals will be available for adoption.
GENCO to Award $1,500 to an Angelina County School
Vote daily for your favorite school for the shot at winning the $1500.
One More Rainy Day Then a Sunny, Warmer Weekend Ahead
Get ready to head outdoors and enjoy a sunny weekend
American Pickers to Film in Texas, Looking for Leads
Do you know of someone who has a private collection of antiques, junk, or interesting items that American Pickers would be interested in?
Central Heights’ Watts and Gast Earn National Merit Recognition
Congratulations to these two young ladies from Central Heights High School