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.
Turn Off the Spigot, Turn on the Heat for East Texas Weather
We catch a break from the rain, but welcome in the East Texas heat.
Actor’s Bullet Proof Scenic Mansion is on Sale for $3.4 Million
Take a look inside this beautiful home in Arizona
Dog Days of Summer Golf Tournament in Need of Teams
The annual Dog Days of Summer Golf Tourney at Crown Colony in Lufkin is June 18
Historic San Augustine Gets Ready for This Weekend’s Heritage Days
June 4 and 5, come on out for all the fun in San Augustine
Closures at Very Busy Intersection in Nacogdoches Set for Monday
Highway 59 at the South Loop intersection in Nacogdoches is going to be a mess at times on Monday
Former Central Heights Hurler Dominates in MLB Double-A Debut
Grayson Rodriguez was dazzling in his debut with the Bowie Baysox, the Double-A franchise of the Baltimore Orioles
Free COVID-19 Vaccines to be Offered at Texas Blueberry Festival
In addition to taking part in all things blueberry, attendees will also have the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Lufkin Police Arrest Man Suspected of Armed Robbery
A man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Lufkin business, was arrested just a few hours after the crime.
Lufkin Man Arrested After Nearly 2-Hour Motorcycle Pursuit
The chase started in Lufkin, but traveled through Diboll, Fairview and Zavalla.
TxDOT Announces 18-Month Construction Project on Ford Chapel Road
The construction is set to begin June 10.
Nacogdoches Deputies Make More Arrests in Illegal Drugs Crackdown
2 more arrests were made while another wanted person is on the run
Nacogdoches High School Graduation Ceremony Moved to SFA
The threat of rain on Friday has forced officials to make a change of venue