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.
East Texas High Schooler Wins Vehicle for Donating Blood
It was part of a holiday promotion to help with the dwindling supplies of blood during this pandemic
USDA Recalls Over 750,000 Pounds of Pepperoni Hot Pockets
foreign materials such as glass and hard plastic have been reported in some of the packages
Lufkin Police Release Video of Pursuit, Stolen Vehicle Arrest
Lufkin Police released body cam and dashcam video of Tuesday's high speed pursuit and arrest
East Texas Angler Lands 13.44 Pound Bass on Lake Sam Rayburn
Travis Moore and his fishing partner Norman Land landed a huge bass on Saturday
$9,000 to be Awarded in Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship Contest
1-$5,000 scholarship and 2-$2,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Santa’s Tender, Bittersweet Story of a Boy Who Died in His Arms
Open your heart to this story of a terminally ill boy who passed away in Santa's arms
Lufkin Police Investigating Death of Toddler
Police are investigating Monday's death of a 15-month-old child.
Zeta Sets Sights on Cancun, and Then New Orleans
Zeta, the 27th-named storm of the season, could be a Category 1 hurricane as it nears New Orleans.
American Pickers to Film in Texas, Looking for Leads
Do you know of someone who has a private collection of antiques, junk, or interesting items that American Pickers would be interested in?
Amber Alert Issued for 2 Children from Northeast Texas
Atlanta, Texas Police are trying to locate two children who they believe have been abducted.
How Many Weather Warnings and Advisories Can We Have in One Week?
We may have set a record for the most weather advisories in one week. And, by the way, here are a few more warnings that are overdue on the NWS list.
4-Year-Old on Floating Unicorn Swept Out to Sea, Rescued by Ferry
This will be one heck of a story she'll get to tell her friends at kindergarten.