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.
How’s Your Home Internet Service?…DETCOG Wants to Know
DETCOG believes all residents in Deep East Texas should have reliable high-speed internet in their homes. These area meetings are an important first step.
Mutton Bustin’ Kicks Off Night One of the Nacogdoches Rodeo
15 area youngsters took part in night one of mutton bustin' at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo.
Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 70,000 Pounds of Chicken Strips
The USDA announced that Tyson Foods is recalling over 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products
Salvinia Confirmed by TPWD on Lake Kurth
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed the presence of common salvinia on Lake Kurth.
Lufkin Police Arrest Man After Late Night Armed Robbery
Lufkin Police along with the help of Constable Tom Selman made a capture and arrest in a late night armed robbery
Lane Closures Expected Through Sunday on Lufkin’s Loop 287
A project to replace road signs is expected to cause intermittent lane closures on the Lufkin Loop through Sunday
Watch Man Clearing Huge Icicles Nearly Fall Five Stories
While on vacation in Colorado, KICKS 105's Danny Merrell shot video of a man who nearly fell from a rooftop while clearing icicles.
Mutton Busting Riders Drawn for Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo
The mutton busters for the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo have been drawn.
Road Work Set Today for Busy Areas in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation will have crews doing road work today in Lufkin in highly traveled areas.
Lufkin’s Natasha Mack Named National Player of the Year
Mack is the first player in Angelina College history to garner this honor.
Georgia-Pacific Adds Major Crane Upgrade to Diboll Facility
Check out the video of this new multi-million addition in Diboll
City of Lufkin Planning Warrant Round Up This Month
If you have an outstanding warrant, or if you're not sure, this would be a good time to follow up.