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.
Here Are Your Angelina County 2021-2022 Drug Free All Stars
It's a tradition that started in 1988, here's this year's edition of the Drug Free All Stars
Etoile Woman Passes Away in Late Night House Fire
Several area fire departments responded to a house fire that claimed the life of an Etoile woman.
Nicholas is Officially a Hurricane as it Slams Texas Coastline
Nicholas has sustained winds of 75 mph as it makes landfall late tonight near Freeport, Texas
AC Soccer Teams Remain Perfect, Set Up Mammoth Mid-Week Showdowns
AC Soccer Teams win again and now gear up for their toughest matches of the season.
Could Nicholas Break Rainfall Records Set by Hurricane Harvey?
The slow moving storm system could bring 1-2 feet of rain to southeast Texas, with higher isolated amounts.
What If the Owners of Buc-ee’s Brought an NFL Team to Austin?
Rumors have been swirling about how Austin would be a good fit for an NFL team. What about the business geniuses at Buc-ee's as team owners?
Perfection! AC Soccer Teams Roll to Best Start in Program History
The men and women continue to dominate. Come see them play their next home games next Saturday.
Woodland Heights Welcomes Two New Family Nurse Practitioners
One of the Nurse Practitioners will be based in Diboll, the other in Lufkin
Here Are Some Future Projects Coming to a Road Near You
The Lufkin District of TxDOT has been approved for nearly $40 million for upcoming road work and sidewalk construction.
How Danny Merrell Tracked Down the Thief Who Took His Kid’s Phone
Here's the story of how Danny Merrell and his son put on their detective hats to capture a thief.
Career Scoring Leader for Lufkin & AC Heading Home as Head Coach
Lufkin High School and Angelina College basketball standout J.J. Montgomery is returned home as the new head coach for the Roadrunners.
Texas Forest Fest is Still a Go, But Some Events Get Cancelled
Due to health concerns, some of the indoor events at this year's Forest Festival have been cancelled.