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.
McWilliams & Son/Grill 105 Hosting ‘Longest Day’ Fundraiser on Friday
Make a donation, get a great lunch, and support a wonderful cause.
Lufkin Police Respond to Reported Active Shooter at Big Lots
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded Friday morning to an active shooter at Big Lots in Lufkin.
Weather Watches, Warnings, and School Delays, Closures
Keep up with the latest weather watches and warnings and school delays and closures
Damaging Severe Storms Roll Across East Texas Thursday Morning
In what is becoming an all too common occurrence, severe storms left a trail of damage this morning across East Texas.
Cushing, Hudson, Lufkin Tops in Area in U.S. News High School Rankings
US News and World Report has issued their yearly rankings of high schools nationwide. We've compiled the numbers of Deep East Texas area high schools.
A Look Back at the $1.2 Million Dollar Big Bass Splash
Take a look back at the Big Bass Splash on Lake Sam Rayburn featuring the biggest payouts in amateur bass tourney history.
Lufkin Police Trying to Locate Missing Elderly Woman
The Lufkin Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a woman with early stages of dementia.
Tornado Strikes San Augustine, See Videos of Storm and Damage
San Augustine was ground zero for a tornado late Wednesday night. Get the latest and see videos from the storm.