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.
An Exclusive Tour of Ice Skating in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas
Let's go behind the scenes and get an exclusive look to the first-ever Ice Skating in the Pines in Downtown Lufkin
These Shoes May be The Key in Solving a Cold Case Lufkin Homicide
The Lufkin Police Department is re-releasing details, photos, and video of a 5-year-old homicide in the hopes it could provide new leads
This $1 Million Lufkin Home is Nestled Within Its Own Woodlands
The $1.1 million Brookhollow home is located less than a minute away from Loop 287, yet it feels miles away.
Louisiana Priest Identified as Victim in Double Homicide
A retired Catholic Priest from Covington, Louisiana has been identified as one of the victims in a recent double murder.
Nacogdoches Gears Up for Christmas Fun and a Trip Back in Time
The Nine Flags Lighted Christmas Parade is this Saturday in downtown Nacogdoches
Tornado Watch for Toledo Bend, Outlook is Particularly Dangerous
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch, advising those in the watch area of a 'particularly dangerous situation'.
Bring the Kids for a Grinchy Fun Time in Huntington This Thursday
This will be the 11th year that Huntington One Act Play presents 'The Grinch'.
Lufkin and Hudson Among East Texas Basketball Teams in Top 25
Quite a few boys and girls basketball teams across East Texas are ranked in the 25 in the state of Texas
Severe Weather Outbreak May Bring Strong Tornadoes to East Texas
An approaching storm system could bring significant severe weather to East Texas on Tuesday
Get Free Whataburgers at Toys for Tots Benefit in Lufkin, Texas
Saturday, November 26, you can get a free Whataburger for a Toys for Tots donation.