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.
Over 30 Rounds Fired in Lufkin Drive By Shooting, Woman Injured
Four people including a baby were in the house at the time of the drive by shooting
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Dept Seeking Help in Finding Missing Woman
A Nacogdoches Woman has been missing since Saturday
Flu Outbreak Shuts Down East Texas School
Classes have been cancelled for Friday at Big Sandy in Polk County
Lufkin Police ID Victim Shot Outside High School Basketball Game
Lufkin Police have identified the man who was shot Tuesday night on the campus of Lufkin Middle School
Whose Ready for Some Dodge Ball on Trampolines?
It's time for some adult dodgeball at HiJinx Trampoline Park.
Prepare for Delays on Highway 94 from Lufkin to Hudson
Road work will cause delays January 21st-24th on Highway 94.
Angelina County Sheriff Confirms Exploding Tannerite Cause for Huge Boom
According to a Facebook Live Post by Sheriff Greg Sanches, someone illegally exploding tannerite was the cause of a loud boom heard by many.
Tornado Watch Issued for Palestine, Athens, and Nearby Counties
A tornado watch has been issued for Dallas, Waco, and much of the Brazos Valley.
Three Big Worries Concerning the Upcoming Severe Weather Outbreak
Severe storms seem to be a certainty for the area, here are a few specific concerns.
Angelina College Dean’s and President’s Lists for Fall 2019
Congratulations to these outstanding students
Lufkin Police Make Arrest in Bomb Threat at Thrift Store
Lufkin Police have made an arrest in the bomb threat that occurred Monday afternoon at the Family Crisis Center of East Texas Thrift Store
Lufkin Police Make Arrest in Robbery of Big’s Convenience Store
Lufkin Police have charged a man with the aggravated robbery of the Big's Convenience Store at Two Point