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.
Tuesday’s High Temperature Will Be 35 Degrees Colder Than Today’s
A strong cold front will take our high temperature into the 40's on Tuesday.
It’s Time for the 64th Annual Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake
Some of the best waffles to ever come off the griddle will be served up at the annual Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake.
Tornado Watch Until This Evening for Parts of the Pineywoods
Conditions are favorable this afternoon for the development of severe storms which could produce tornadoes.
Severe Storms Expected, Tornadoes Possible Today in East Texas
A cold front is expect to give the PIneywoods a chance of severe storms todaylocal
Lufkin Wendy’s Employee Charged with Making Fake Burglary Report
A Wendy's employee is charged with making up a story about being robbed outside the restaurant in Lufkin
Pedestrian Killed in Accident at Frank Street and Loop 287
Lufkin Police responded to auto-pedestrian accident late Monday night. The accident resulted in the death of the pedestrian
Details Released from Wednesday’s Manhunt in Angelina County
Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches has released details of yesterday's manhunt and subsequent arrest of Nathon Lamar.
Angelina County Manhunt Continues, Suspect ‘Armed and Dangerous’
A manhunt in Angelina County continues. Authorities warn the suspect is armed and dangerous
Highway Signs Honoring 3 Nacogdoches County Lawmen to be Unveiled
3 highway memorials honoring Nacogdoches officers who died in the line of duty, will be unveiled on Wednesday.
U.S. Capital Christmas Tree to Make a Stop in Lufkin on Monday
Don't miss your chance to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime event that is coming to Lufkin on Monday.
Nacogdoches Sheriff Identifies Cody Jinks Concert Caller
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department has identified the man they say is responsible for making a threatening call concerning the Cody Jinks concert.
One Lane Traffic Scheduled Until Spring for Highway 103 Bridge
A temporary traffic signal on either end of the Highway 103 Bridge over Lake Sam Rayburn is expected to be in place until at least Spring due to bridge repairs