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.
Tornado Strikes San Augustine, See Videos of Storm and Damage
San Augustine was ground zero for a tornado late Wednesday night. Get the latest and see videos from the storm.
National Weather Service Says Alto Tornadoes Peaked at 160 MPH
Investigators with the National Weather Service have released specific details on the Alto tornadoes.
Severe Weather, Heavy Rainfall Possible Through The Weekend
Some flooding and tornadoes cannot be ruled out of this weekend's weather for the Pineywoods.
Watch Man Clearing Huge Icicles Nearly Fall Five Stories
While on vacation in Colorado, KICKS 105's Danny Merrell shot video of a man who nearly fell from a rooftop while clearing icicles.
Road Work Set Today for Busy Areas in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation will have crews doing road work today in Lufkin in highly traveled areas.
City of Lufkin Planning Warrant Round Up This Month
If you have an outstanding warrant, or if you're not sure, this would be a good time to follow up.
AB/C Tree Seedling Giveaway Set for Friday at Lowe’s in Lufkin
The annual Angelina Beautiful/Clean tree seedling giveaway commemorating Arbor Day is coming up Friday, March 1st.
Frantic Search Continues for 3 Children Taken From Grandmother
Police continue to search for these three children who were abducted last weekend. The children and their abductor(s) may be in Texas
Nacogdoches Police Sends Out Warning to Motorists on Raguet Street
Construction has brought more traffic to Raguet Street in Nacogdoches and police are warning motorists that they will be out in force on Wednesday.
Severe Storms Possible Saturday Morning in the Pineywoods
Severe storms are possible Saturday morning across Deep East Texas
Texas Company Issues Recall of Smoked Sausage Products
USDA issues recall order for over 50,000 pounds of sausage from a Texas-based company.
U.S.D.A. Announces Recall of Tyson Foods Chicken Nuggets
Over 36,000 pounds of Tyson Foods panko breaded chicken nuggets have been recalled.