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.
Brookhollow Teacher Awarded ‘Teacher of the Day’ $1,000 Grant
Amanda Venegas from Brookhollow Elementary in Lufkin was awarded a $1,000 classroom grant from Whataburger and KICKS 105.
Arrest Made in Nacogdoches County Arson Case
A man suspected of purposely staring a fire in Cushing was arrested recently in Jacksonville
KICKS 105, McWilliams and Son Remember our Fallen Soldiers
Memorial Day is this Monday, and we have teamed up with McWilliams and Son to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Lufkin Senior Wins 2019 Georgia-Pacific College Scholarship
Riley Latham, a senior at Lufkin High School, was selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Scholarship.
2019 Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend – Sunday Standings
2019's Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend - Sunday scores and payouts!
Severe Storms Rolling Through East Texas Saturday Night
We're keeping you up to date with the latest weather watches and warnings.
2019 Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend – Saturday Standings
2019's Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend - Saturday scores and payouts!
2019 Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend – Friday Standings
2019's Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend - Friday scores and payouts!
Cushing Woman Wins ‘Coolest Mom in East Texas’ Contest
Mary Manchack of Cushing was the winner of our Coolest Mom in East Texas contest.
The KICKS Cash Cow is Back and Wants You to Win Cash!!
The list of East Texans who have won thousands of dollars with the KICKS 105 Cash Cow continues to grow.
Weather Watches, Warnings, and School Delays, Closures
Keep up with the latest weather watches and warnings and school delays and closures
Tornado Confirmed Near Bryan, Storm Cell Heading East
Severe storms are starting to ramp up across the eastern part of Texas.