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.
Biologists Optimistic for Epic White-Tailed Deer Season in Texas
Spring rains that produced a forage buffet could mean a deer season 'for the books'.
Lufkin Man Wanted in Double Murder of Elderly Couple
Lufkin Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in the brutal killing of an elderly couple while they were at their home.
Lufkin ISD Education Foundation Presents Over $48,000 in Grants
$48,862.61 in total funds was awarded for 21 educational grants on 10 campuses.
Want to See if You Have Unclaimed Money with the State of Texas?
The State of Texas is holding over $6 billion in unclaimed money and valuables. It takes seconds to find out if some of that is yours.
Southeast Texas Man Arrested in Gruesome Homicide Case from 1993
This murder case had gone cold and was just recently reopened.
Want to Hear Something Funny? My Dad Passed Away Last Week
I write this not to stir up controversy but to promote love
Mount Foodie! Just How Many Toppings Can You Put on This ‘Big Tex Bowl’
This is just one of the many new food items to be featured at this year's State Fair of Texas
Free COVID Testing to be Offered Through Sept at Nacogdoches Expo
Numerous appointment times are available
Here Are Your Angelina County 2021-2022 Drug Free All Stars
It's a tradition that started in 1988, here's this year's edition of the Drug Free All Stars
Etoile Woman Passes Away in Late Night House Fire
Several area fire departments responded to a house fire that claimed the life of an Etoile woman.
Nicholas is Officially a Hurricane as it Slams Texas Coastline
Nicholas has sustained winds of 75 mph as it makes landfall late tonight near Freeport, Texas
Train Collides Into 18-Wheeler at Loop 287 Intersection in Lufkin
Lufkin Police are asking motorists to avoid several intersections affected by this accident.