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.
Woman Dies in 3-Vehicle Accident on Timberland Drive
The accident happened tonight (Wednesday) around 8:45.
TPWD Considering New Regulations for Catching Catfish
Public comment is being accepted now until the hearing on March 25
Huntington and Hudson Water Supply Boil Water Notices Rescinded
Great news for their customers in Huntington and Hudson
Lufkin Issues Directions for Disposal, Collection of Storm Debris
Last week's winter storm caused a huge amount of debris. The City of Lufkin has issued some guidelines on how to dispose of that this week.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Causes Death of 3 People in Melrose
Officials report that a generator's exhaust actually melted a hole into the siding of the home, allowing the fumes to enter.
A Tribute to the Linemen Diligently Working to Return our Power
Here's my personal experience with the heroes that are working hours and hours to get our power back on
Lufkin Gets One Step Closer to Lifting Boil Water Notice
Chlorination of Lufkin's water supply is expected to start today (Sunday). Results from sampling are expected tomorrow.
Winter Weather is Gone for Now, But This Week Watch Out for This
No snow, no ice, no single digit temps, but this week could bring another hazard
Lufkin Reports Full Utility Power Restored to Eight Wells
More good news as 8 of Lufkin's 9 water wells are online with non-generator power.
Lufkin Asks Residents to Conserve Water, Avoid Washing Cars
8 of Lufkin's 9 water wells are operational, but until pressure is back to normal, residents are asked to conserve water.
Storm Repairs, Water Issues Force Lufkin to Cancel Classes Monday
Due to ongoing extensive repairs and widespread power outages, Lufkin ISD will be canceling classes for Monday.
Tree Damage Causes Another Set Back to Lufkin’s Water Wells
Four of the City of Lufkin's water wells are offline again as of late Thursday night due to a tree falling across power lines.