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.
Hilarious & Unofficial Big Bass Splash Prizes
Would we get punched for trying to hand out these ridiculous "prizes"?
Lufkin Police Capture Man Wanted for Friday Afternoon Shooting
3 hours following a shooting in the Herty area of Lufkin, officers have captured and arrested a 21-year-old Lufkin man in the shooting of a Lufkin woman.
Angelina College Head Basketball Coach Resigns
Kyle Manary has resigned as head men's basketball coach for the Angelina College Roadrunners.
Peace Officer Memorial Day Events to be held in East Texas
Today is Peace Officer Memorial Day and there will be special services in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Eight Angelina County Businesses Fail Alcohol Purchase Stings
Recent minor stings were conducted at businesses in Angelina County. See which businesses passed and which ones did not.
Huntington Man Wanted for Murder Warrant Caught After High Speed Chase
Area law enforcement was involved in a high speed pursuit Tuesday morning on FM 844 which resulted in the arrest of a Huntington man wanted on a murder warrant.
New School Zone Lights in Nacogdoches and Other Local TxDOT Updates
Here's the latest construction updates from the local Texas Department of Transportation, including the implementation of school zone lights by Regents Academy
CDC Challenges You to Find All Five Ticks in This Photo
The Center for Disease Control has published this challenge in order to raise awareness on how to prevent tick bites as well as how to prevent Lyme Disease.
Three Local Nurses Earn ‘DAISY’ Award for Excellence
Three nurses from CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial and Memorial Specialty Hospital were recently presented with the DAISY award.
29th Annual Fredonia 5K/10K Run Set for This Saturday
The 29th Annual Fredonia 5K/10K run is coming up this Saturday, May 5th in Nacogdoches.
Lufkin Police Release Dashcam Video of Stolen Vehicle Arrests
Lufkin Police made two arrests Wednesday night in connection with a stolen vehicle. Police released a dashcam video of the capture of the individuals.
Endangered Missing Persons Alert Issued for Polk County Teenager
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has issued an 'Endangered Missing Persons Alert' for a 14-year-old white male who is diagnosed with an intellectual disability.