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.
Danny Merrell’s Chicken Coop Snake Adventure
You know it's rained too much when a snake invades a chicken coop and is only interested in staying dry
The Coalition Reveals Drug-Free All Stars Scholarship Recipients
Several Drug-Free All Stars recently received scholarships thanks to area businesses.
Lufkin VFW Hosting Buddy Poppy Extravaganza on May 27
Tickets are available for this event which will be held at the Lufkin VFW Post 1836 on Ford Chapel Road
East Texas Food Bank Hosting Drive-Thru Distribution Today
The event is taking place at the Expo Center in Lufkin
Numerous Area Teams Still Alive in the Baseball/Softball Playoffs
Here's the upcoming playoff schedule for the teams from Deep East Texas that are still battling in the UIL baseball and softball playoffs
Is This One of the Smallest Tornadoes in East Texas History?
The video of this tornado near Hallsville, Texas, captured one of the smallest tornadoes I've ever seen.
Post Office Sting Leads to Arrest of Suspected Area Drug Dealer
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has released details on a post office sting operation that led to an arrest on Thursday.
Lufkin High School Graduation Moved to Expo Center Due to Weather
The rainy weather and the outlook for more this evening has caused the LHS graduation to be moved indoors
DPS Agents Investigating Drug Activity Nab Two in Angelina County
A man and woman were arrested at a residence near FM 706 outside Lufkin.
Bridge Repairs Will Cause Delays, Closures on Loop 287 in Lufkin
Repairs at the FM 58 overpass in Lufkin will lead to alternating lane closures beginning May 24
Lufkin PD Respond to Burglary, Vandalism at Downtown Business
Lufkin Police responded to a car burglary on Denman, as well as to an act of vandalism downtown
Isolated Flooding Occurring Across Parts of East Texas Tonight
Off and on overnight heavy rain could lead to some areas of localized flooding.