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.
Lufkin Panther Marching Band competing in first ever UIL State Military Marching Champions…
The Lufkin High School Panther Marching Band will be competing October 27 in the first ever UIL State Military Marching Championship
Diboll Freshman Selected as Teen Ambassador for Statewide Program
Jaydn Burns, a freshman at Diboll High School, has been selected as a Teen Ambassador by the Texas SayWhat! program
Time to Dump Those Old Tires and Electronics at a Lufkin Event
Angelina Beautiful/Clean is hosting their Tire & E-Waste Disposal event on Saturday, October 23.
SWAT Team Deployed in Arrest of Nacogdoches Man Wanted for Murder
The 19-year-old is wanted in a 2020 murder which took place in Harris County.
BBB Issues Alert About Longview-Based Remodeling Company
The Better Business Bureau is alerting East Texans about a company that so far has allegedly cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars.
Lufkin High School Junior Receives Honor for Academic Achievement
Hannah Spikes, is the recipient of the College Board’s African American Recognition Program honor
Just a Few Days Until the $20,000 East Texas Scavenger Hunt
More details have been released from Brandon Belt on the next East Texas Scavenger Hunt, this time worth $20K.
TxDOT Reveals 2-year Project to Increase Pedestrian Safety
This project will add around 3.5 miles of sidewalks near high use roadways in Angelina, Houston and Nacogdoches Counties
Lufkin’s PCA Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for new High School
Pineywoods Community Academy will have a new high school campus in 2022.
Huntington Hoping to Line Their Streets with 1000 American Flags
The City of Huntington is about as patriotic as they come, and this year they're looking to take the Stars and Stripes to a new level.
Pollok, Texas Family Gets New A/C Unit with ‘Feel the Love’ Promotion
Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing and A/C installed a new Lennox A/C unit for a family in Pollok through the 'Feel the Love' promotion.
It’s Up to Us to Continue Legend’s Legacy of Love and Unity
The seeds have been planted, it's up to us to cultivate the soil