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 22 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.
11-Year-Old Nacogdoches County Boy Dies in Accidental Shooting
An 11-year-old Nacogdoches County youth passed away Wednesday afternoon following an accidental shooting.
Construction Moving Forward on New Nacogdoches School Zone
Motorists on the east side of Nacogdoches will need to be on the lookout for construction crews as beacons and signs are being put up for a new school zone.
Bombing Suspect Dead, Central Texas Breathes Sigh of Relief
The Chief of Police for the Austin Police Department has reported that the suspected person responsible for at least 5 package bombs is dead.
3 Year Old Girl Found at Bottom of Lufkin Motel Pool (UPDATED)
Lufkin Police are investigating an incident in which a 3-year-old girl was found at the bottom of the Motel 6 pool Tuesday afternoon on South Timberland Drive.
City of Lufkin Plans Warrant Roundup
Anyone with outstanding warrants from the City of Lufkin should use this amnesty period before a scheduled warrant roundup.
Rain to Stay in Forecast, Heavy Downpours Possible Next Week
Get ready for a mixed bag of cooler and warmer weather across East Texas. We could also get up to 5 inches of rain in the Pineywoods.
Boy’s Tip Leads to Half Million in Drugs…and Other Recent Texas Game Warden Reports
Every month, we feature some of the more interesting stories collected from Texas Game Wardens, like the story of a boy whose tip aided in a huge drug bust.
Lufkin High School Student Spearheads Drive for Harold’s House
Lufkin High School's Elizabeth Jones is partnering with Harold's House in February to bring awareness of the program and donations of gift cards.