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.
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
The Largest Buc-ee’s in the World Will Not Be in Texas Anymore
New Braunfels, Texas boasts the biggest Buc-ee's in the world -- for just a few more months.
Woodland Heights in Lufkin Honors Nursing Excellence Award Winner
Al Torres is this year's recipient of the medical center's Nursing Excellence Award
Man Suspected of Human Trafficking Arrested in East Texas
The California man is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old.
Man Arrested After Incident Which Caused Lockdown at Garrison ISD
One man was injured in the incident
Simple Simon’s Pizza Will Be Opening Soon in Huntington, Texas
We had a chance to talk to the owners about the new restaurant
Central High School Students Honored for Historic Accomplishment
These three students did something that's never been done in Central High School history.
COVID Related Issues Shut Down Several Deep East Texas Schools
At least three area school districts have cancelled classes due to COVID related staffing shortages
DPS Promotes Program That Helped Prevent a Texas School Shooting
A tip through the DPS iWatch Program helped thwart a planned school shooting in Texas this past September.
Lufkin’s ’10 Year Challenge’ – Amazing Then and Now Pictures
Parts of Lufkin look very different than they did ten years ago.