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.
Nacogdoches Police Department Welcomes Two New Officers
Two new officers were sworn in by Nacogdoches County Judge Greg Sowell
What Was That Loud Crash in Downtown Nacogdoches? Bottoms Up!
What was that massive crash in Nacogdoches? It was definitely historic.
These are The Strongest Earthquakes in the History of East Texas
Well, 'Shiver Me Timbers', here's a look at the strongest earthquakes to have ever rumbled through the East Texas area.
A Texas-Sized Baby Shower is Underway to Help East Texas Families
The Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin is hosting their Texas-Sized Baby Shower throughout February
1 Dead, 3 Critically Injured in Shooting Near Sam Houston State
Huntsville Police are trying to locate two persons that they believe may be tied to the shooting at the large off-campus party.
Don’t Do This! The Most Expensive Traffic Violations in Texas
Getting a traffic ticket in Texas is not cheap, but some moving violations are much more costly than others
Get Ready for Closures, Detours in Downtown Nacogdoches, Texas
TxDOT is advising motorists in Nacogdoches to get ready for road work on a busy downtown street.
Check Out These East Texas Teams in the Latest Soccer Rankings
Lufkin, Hudson, Nacogdoches, and Livingston are just a few of the area teams getting some recognition in the latest regional soccer rankings
Feb 4 is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day & Blue Bell Has a New Flavor
Blue Bell is introducing something perfect to go with National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
BREAKING: Pedestrian Hit By Train in Lufkin, Texas
The incident happened at the railroad crossing at the Feagin and Pershing railroad crossing
Job Fair in Lufkin Features Starting Pay for Nurses at $90,000+
The Lufkin State Supported Living Center is offering unprecedented salaries for many positions. They are having a job fair on Feb 2.
BREAKING: Officials Launch Search for Two Missing East Texas Kids
An Amber Alert has been issued for two children who authorities believe were abducted.