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.
Let’s Dance! Meet the Nine Couples Who Will Be Cutting a Rug
The 3rd annual Dancing with the Nacogdoches Stars is coming August 14
Old Lufkin Road is Set to Re-Open in the Nacogdoches Work Zone
Travel headaches will continue for quite a while in the Nacogdoches construction zone, but there is some good news to report.
Lufkin ISD to Host Three Student COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
These clinics are for kids age 12 and up.
Woman Life-Flighted to Houston After Sunday’s Crash Passes Away
Two people have now died as a result of the multi-vehicle collision between Lufkin and Diboll.
You Can Adopt These Majestic Beauties This Weekend in Nacogdoches
The Nacogdoches Expo Center will be the site of this wild horse and burro adoption event.
Lufkin ISD Releases Season Tickets Details for Football Season
The Pack's first home game is August 27.
Pilgrim’s, Angelina College Reveal Free Tuition Program
Pilgrim's in Lufkin and Nacogdoches have announced some great news concerning a free tuition program at Angelina College.
Free Drive-Thru Produce Distribution Set for Tuesday in Lufkin
Tuesday, July 27 a drive thru produce distribution is set for the Expo Center in Lufkin
Seven Injured, One Fatality in Sunday’s Crash Near Burke
The Department of Public Safety has release details concerning Sunday's major 4-vehicle accident
Traffic Pattern Change Coming to Nacogdoches Construction Zone
A new phase in the Highway 59 construction area in Nacogdoches will bring some changes and lane closures
Did You See This Stunning Meteor Flash Across the East Texas Sky?
Sunday night, a bright meteor was seen across much of northeast Texas, including right here in the Pineywoods
Elderly Woman Dies After Assault, NPD Charges Teen with Murder
A Nacogdoches teenager has been charged with murder after the apparent assault of an elderly woman Sunday morning.