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.
TxDOT Announces 18-Month Construction Project on Ford Chapel Road
The construction is set to begin June 10.
Nacogdoches Deputies Make More Arrests in Illegal Drugs Crackdown
2 more arrests were made while another wanted person is on the run
Nacogdoches High School Graduation Ceremony Moved to SFA
The threat of rain on Friday has forced officials to make a change of venue
Danny Merrell’s Chicken Coop Snake Adventure
You know it's rained too much when a snake invades a chicken coop and is only interested in staying dry
The Coalition Reveals Drug-Free All Stars Scholarship Recipients
Several Drug-Free All Stars recently received scholarships thanks to area businesses.
Lufkin VFW Hosting Buddy Poppy Extravaganza on May 27
Tickets are available for this event which will be held at the Lufkin VFW Post 1836 on Ford Chapel Road
PCA Teacher Surprised with $1,000 from Whataburger and KICKS 105
An educator at Pineywoods Community Academy in Lufkin became the 9th teacher to win a $1,000 classroom grant in this promotion.
East Texas Food Bank Hosting Drive-Thru Distribution Today
The event is taking place at the Expo Center in Lufkin
Numerous Area Teams Still Alive in the Baseball/Softball Playoffs
Here's the upcoming playoff schedule for the teams from Deep East Texas that are still battling in the UIL baseball and softball playoffs
Is This One of the Smallest Tornadoes in East Texas History?
The video of this tornado near Hallsville, Texas, captured one of the smallest tornadoes I've ever seen.
NWS Confirm Tornado with 100 MPH Winds Touched Down Near Hudson
The National Weather Service confirmed the touch down of an EF1 tornado Thursday afternoon.
Post Office Sting Leads to Arrest of Suspected Area Drug Dealer
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has released details on a post office sting operation that led to an arrest on Thursday.