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.
Lufkin Teenager Shot in Stomach in Early Morning Shooting
Lufkin Police are asking for any tips that may help them establish leads in the case.
Prepare for Delays on Highway 94 from Lufkin to Hudson
Road work will cause delays January 21st-24th on Highway 94.
Critically Acclaimed ‘Farewell Angelina’ Coming to Pines Theater
Farewell Angelina, an all-female country group, with four powerhouse vocalists is coming to Lufkin Saturday night
Wreck in Road Work Zone Shuts Down Highway 63 Near Zavalla
A crash in a work zone area has shut down parts of Highway 63
Morning Shutdown of Highway 59/Loop 287 Flyover
Some maintenance work is shutting down the northbound flyover this morning.
Angelina Rotary Hosting ‘A Fostering Forum’ in Lufkin on Thursday
Open Hearts Open Homes is a fostering forum that will be in Lufkin this Thursday evening
Angelina County Sheriff Confirms Exploding Tannerite Cause for Huge Boom
According to a Facebook Live Post by Sheriff Greg Sanches, someone illegally exploding tannerite was the cause of a loud boom heard by many.
NWS Releases Details on Fatal EF-1 Nacogdoches County Tornado
The National Weather Service has released details on the deadly tornado that touched down in Nacogdoches County Friday night.
L.P.D. Arrest Man Suspected of Running Over Victim During Robbery
Lufkin Police have arrested a man and charged with an aggravated robbery that took place in December
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cherokee County
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued. It includes Rusk and Jacksonville
Tornado Watch Issued Until 4 AM for Several East Texas Counties
Another tornado watch has been issued for East Texas
Lufkin, Nacogdoches Now Under a Tornado Watch
A tornado watch is in effect until 2 am for portions of Deep East Texas