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.
Diocese of Tyler Suspends Public Holy Masses
The Diocese of Tyler has issued a decree suspending public Holy Masses within the parishes of their 33 counties.
Daytime Curfew Put in Place for Jasper County Students
An emergency order which includes a daytime curfew for unattended school-aged kids has been put into place in Jasper County
All Angelina County ISD Schools to Remain Closed Through April 3
Lufkin, Hudson, Central, Huntington, Zavalla, and Diboll have extended their dates of canceled on campus classes
Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin Parks & Recreation Announce Closures
Several City of Lufkin entities will be closed beginning Monday
SFA Extends Spring Break, Sets Online Only Classes Until April 6
Stephen F. Austin State University issued a statement this afternoon concerning the resumption of classes following the current Spring Break period.
Active Shooter Reported by College Station PD at Post Oak Mall
College Station Police are responding to reports of an active shooter inside Post Oak Mall.
Lone Finalist Named for Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent
It looks like Nacogdoches ISD will soon have a new superintendent.
Lufkin Police Actively Searching for Suspect Near Pershing Avenue
In you live around the Pershing area of Lufkin, please be on the lookout for a wanted suspect.
Mammoth Largemouth Sets New Bass Record at Lake Nacogdoches
This bass beats the old record by over a full pound.
Silver Alert Issued for Missing Crockett Woman
Crockett Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 79 year old woman who has been missing for over a week.
A Tribute to One of the Best Teachers I Never Knew
A few words about a person who has had such a profound impact on so many people
Lufkin Police Gives Update on Drive By Shooting, Identify Victim
Lufkin Police are providing more details on Tuesday night's drive by shooting.