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.
Lufkin PD Arrest Two Men with Suspected Ties to Organized Crime
Lufkin Police arrested two men Tuesday night who are suspected of being “Jaccboyworld” affiliates.
Angelina College Reveals Names of Graduates for the Class of 2022
Here are the students from Deep East Texas who either earned their degrees or certifications from Angelina College this past school year
Angelina College Releases Honors’ Lists for Spring 2022 Semester
Over 200 students from Deep East Texas were named to either the Dean's or President's List.
Chireno, Diboll, Hudson, Lufkin and Others Continue Playoff Runs
Over 15 Deep East Texas area teams are still in the hunt for the state tourney in softball or baseball.
Top Gun Naval Air Station Highlights Lufkin High School Graduate
The Top Gun sequel is finally out, so what better time than now to spotlight an East Texas member of the TOPGUN crew.
East Texas Manhunt Continues, Reward at $50K for Escaped Killer
Authorities continue to focus their intense search for Gonzalo Lopez in Leon County.
The Heart Touching Last Ride of a Horse and Cowgirl in Lufkin, TX
This video captures the final ride of a young cowgirl and her beautiful horse
Georgia-Pacific Gives Back to Diboll in Operation Clean Sweep
In addition to volunteering man-hours to the project, $5,000 was also contributed to Diboll's Operation Clean Sweep.