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.
Accident Closes Down Section of Southwood Drive in Lufkin
Southwood Drive from Gobblers Knob to Saddlebrook Drive is closed until around noon today as crews work to replace a power pole that was knocked down.
Publisher’s Clearinghouse Scam Costs Lufkin Woman $15,000
Lufkin woman scammed out of $15,000 after being told that she was a Publisher's Clearinghouse winner of millions of dollars.
Christmas Snow is Coming this Weekend to Timber Creek Church in Lufkin
Find out more about the 30,000 pounds of snow that Timber Creek Church in Lufkin is bringing in just in time for Christmas weekend.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Employees Providing for Abused, Neglected Children
CHI St. Luke’s Health employees came together this holiday season to help two local non-profit agencies that advocate on behalf of abused or neglected children.
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man for Burglary
Nacogdoches Sheriff's Deputies arrested a local man and charged him with burglary and forgery.
Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary Donates Wheelchairs and Scooters
The Volunteer Auxiliary at CHI St. Luke’s Health recently donated 3 bariatric wheelchairs and 3 battery powered scooters to the hospital’s Valet Department.
Texas-born Baby Sloth Takes Awwww to the Next Level
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels is thrilled to announce the birth of a Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth. Now...how would you like to name it?
Zavalla Man Allegedly Confesses to Bank Robbery
Zavalla man charged with November robbery of Bancorp South in Lufkin.