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.
It’s Time for Mouthwatering Waffles in Lufkin, Texas
The 66th annual Lufkin Rotary Waffle Bake is coming up
Downpours and Storms Are Coming to East Texas for Thanksgiving
Two to three inches of rain could be some common totals across the Pineywoods.
Amber Alert Issued for Abducted East Texas Boy
The boy was last seen Sunday around 11 am
Salvation Army in Lufkin & Nacogdoches Kicks Off Kettle Campaign
Nacogdoches won the friendly competition between the mayors' offices in Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Loblolly Train Returns to Nacogdoches, Texas for the Holidays
This 175 square feet model train and city display will be open and free to the public
Tyson Orders Huge Recall of Raw Ground Beef Sent to Texas Stores
Much of the ground beef in question was sent to HEB stores throughout the Lone Star State.
Is Snow Really in the Friday Forecast for East Texas?
More cold air is on the way for East Texas, but cold enough for snow?
Hudson, Texas Drinking Water in Violation of an EPA Standard
Hudson Water Supply Corporation has released a statement concerning a 'maximum contaminant level' violation.
Lufkin Family in Top 5 in Global Contest to Get Adoption Funding
You can vote for this East Texas family to help in their quest to realize a life-long dream of adopting a child.
Hudson, Texas Educator Named Finalist in Excellence in Ag Contest
The Hudson, Texas teacher is one of three statewide finalists in this contest presented by the Texas Farm Bureau