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.
New Paddling Trail Opens on Toledo Bend Reservoir
The 79th paddling trail in the state of Texas has been launched, and the first on Toledo Bend.
Lufkin Fire Dept, Texas Forest Service Battling Large Brush Fire
The Fire may have been started by a lightning strike on Monday evening.
Adorable East Texas First Day of School Photos from Years Ago
Tis the season for posting 1st day of school photos on social media. We reached back a few years to publish some back-to-school photos from our archives.
This Week’s Rain Outlook for East Texas – We’re in the Blue!
A blue forecast map is a good thing and here's why.
Win Tickets to Moody Gardens in Galveston – Last Chance of Summer
We have more family four packs to Moody Gardens that we are giving away over the next week or so
The Ironman Tournament is This Saturday on Lake Sam Rayburn
It's a unique fishing format, plus there's a family-friendly party, and anyone can take a shot at winning $200 by guessing the winning weight.
Tribute to George Strait, Carrie Underwood Comes to Lufkin, Texas
This highly acclaimed tribute will be coming to Lufkin on August 27 and features two of top tribute artists in the US.
Lufkin, Texas Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs, Guns, and Credit Cards
The arrest happened early Wednesday morning on South 1st Street.
Lufkin PD: Smelly Crooks, Wienerschnitzel Wreck, and Beer Karma
August 1 proved to be a very interesting day for criminal activity in Lufkin, Texas.
Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas Names New Softball Coach
Coach Kohring is no stranger to Lady 'Runners Softball