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.
Bombing Suspect Dead, Central Texas Breathes Sigh of Relief
The Chief of Police for the Austin Police Department has reported that the suspected person responsible for at least 5 package bombs is dead.
3 Year Old Girl Found at Bottom of Lufkin Motel Pool (UPDATED)
Lufkin Police are investigating an incident in which a 3-year-old girl was found at the bottom of the Motel 6 pool Tuesday afternoon on South Timberland Drive.
City of Lufkin Plans Warrant Roundup
Anyone with outstanding warrants from the City of Lufkin should use this amnesty period before a scheduled warrant roundup.
Rain to Stay in Forecast, Heavy Downpours Possible Next Week
Get ready for a mixed bag of cooler and warmer weather across East Texas. We could also get up to 5 inches of rain in the Pineywoods.
Boy’s Tip Leads to Half Million in Drugs…and Other Recent Texas Game Warden Reports
Every month, we feature some of the more interesting stories collected from Texas Game Wardens, like the story of a boy whose tip aided in a huge drug bust.
Lufkin High School Student Spearheads Drive for Harold’s House
Lufkin High School's Elizabeth Jones is partnering with Harold's House in February to bring awareness of the program and donations of gift cards.
Hudson Man Accidentally Shoots Self While ‘Muddin’
A 26 year old man accidentally shot himself while playing in the mud with his pick up truck in Hudson on Friday, February 2nd.
Former Panther Earns Another National Player of the Week Award
For the second time this season, Angelina College’s Natasha Mack has earned the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Player of the Week honor.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department Charges Pair for January Homicide
Two people currently incarcerated in the Nacogdoches County Jail have been charged with the Murder of a man that took place near FM 225 in early January
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Successfully Implanted in Livingston Man
A Livingston man suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm is now the area’s first recipient of the world’s smallest pacemaker
CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Cath Lab Procedure Walkthrough
The CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Cath Lab is a bustling hub of activity.
Lufkin Woman Survives Heart Attack – Teaches Others The Warning Signs
Christi Stringer, who had a heart attack, now shares potentially life-saving advice for other women.