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.
ACM Nominated Russell Dickerson and Carly Pearce Coming to Banita
Russell Dickerson and Carly Pearce will be making their only Texas stop at Banita Creek Hall this Friday night.
Lufkin Standout Sets All-Time Scoring Mark at Angelina College
Lufkin's Natasha Mack has become the all-time leading scorer in Angelina College history.
Several Loop 287 Exit Ramps To Be Shut Down Today
Motorists traveling Loop 287 in Lufkin today should be ready for possible delays and detours.
23rd Annual KICKS 105 St. Jude Radiothon Raises Over $105,000
Volunteers and donors came together to help raise over $105,000 to help kids beat cancer.
Woden Girl Battling Cancer Shows Purest Form of Love
She's battling cancer herself, but K.K. still puts the health of others first by donating to the KICKS 105 St. Jude Radiothon
Two Women Perish in Nacogdoches House Fire
A house fire has claimed the life of two Nacogdoches women and has left a 14 year old child in critical condition.
Detours in Place on Highway 59 Due to Overturned 18-Wheeler
An overturned 18-wheeler just south of Lufkin is causing major delays on Highway 59.
Alligator Gar Regulation Changes Proposed for Trinity River
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing changes on fishing for alligator gar
Lufkin CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Doctor Bios
A list of expert medical professionals at CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial, and information about them.
TxDOT and DPS Considering Changes to Central ISD School Zones
Recent crashes in and around the Central ISD School Zones is bringing about heightened awareness and possible changes.
Lufkin PD Investigating Shooting at Grace Dunn Richardson Park
Lufkin Police are investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday morning at Grace Dunn Richardson Park, near South Loop 287.
Flash Flood Warning Issued for Persons Downstream from Rayburn Dam
Flooding is expected downstream from the Sam Rayburn Dam due to high spillway discharges