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.
Road Work to Lead to Detours, Delays on High Traffic Lufkin Roads
This road work will be conducted throughout the week
East Texas Mom’s Amazing Story, How Her Toddler Came Back to Life
The little girl was underwater for nearly 30 minutes and without a heartbeat for almost an hour. Her mom shares this amazing testimony
$60,000 Reward Offered for Info in Harris County Deputy’s Murder
Police are conducting an extensive manhunt as they try to capture the man they believe is responsible for killing a Harris County Deputy.
Lufkin Elementary Students Are Seeing the Planets In a New Way
Students in Lufkin ISD are getting a new perspective on our solar system thanks to 'The Dome'.
Lufkin ISD is Asking – ‘Do You Want to Drive a School Bus?’
A time-sensitive waiver makes this a great time to get your CDL to drive a school bus and earn some extra cash.
PetSmart Turned My Dog Into Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman
Something very strange happened when I brought my dog home from PetSmart in Lufkin
Lufkin Cheerleaders to Compete at Prominent Event in Dallas
Good luck to Lufkin Cheer who will be competing at the NCA High School Nationals in Dallas
Lufkin Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Major Gang-Related Arrest
Lufkin Police say the person arrested is affiliated with “Jaccboyworld”.
East Texas Severe Weather Watches/Warnings for January 19
We will be posting updated watches and warnings on this page
Lufkin, Nacogdoches in Bull’s-Eye of Damaging Severe Storms
Here's the timeline of when and what to expect
Snow in Forecast for Beaumont and San Antonio, What About Lufkin?
Severe storms and wintry weather are in the mix for parts of east and southeast Texas.
Win a Large Screen TV and Much More with the Big Game Giveaway
Someone in East Texas is going to win a prize package valued at nearly $1500