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.
DPS Promotes Program That Helped Prevent a Texas School Shooting
A tip through the DPS iWatch Program helped thwart a planned school shooting in Texas this past September.
Butterball Recalls Over 14,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey Products
Certain ground turkey products may contain blue plastic materials
Nacogdoches Traffic Stop Leads to Rescue of 14-Year-Old Girl
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office made a traffic stop that may have led to the rescue of a human trafficking victim
Several East Texas Counties Are Now Under Burn Bans
Lack of rainfall over the past month or so has driven several East Texas counties to issue burn bans
Want to See if You Have Unclaimed Money with the State of Texas?
The State of Texas is holding over $6 billion in unclaimed money and valuables. It takes seconds to find out if some of that is yours.
Nicholas is Officially a Hurricane as it Slams Texas Coastline
Nicholas has sustained winds of 75 mph as it makes landfall late tonight near Freeport, Texas
666 New Laws Go into Effect in Texas on September 1…Yup, 666.
We couldn't add just one more, huh? Anyway, here are a few soon to be new laws that are getting the most attention.
Five Inches of Rain Brings Flash Flooding to Tyler this Morning
Heavy downpours this morning are causing major flooding issues for the Smith County area.
Nacogdoches ISD Reveals $2400 Stipend for Returning Employees
Returning NISD staff will be rewarded with a $2400 stipend in this upcoming school year.
Nacogdoches Police Trying to Get Barricaded Man to Surrender
Nacogdoches Police, SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene in the southeastern part of the city
Will a Category Two Hurricane Pound Texas in Less Than Two weeks?
It's definitely not written in stone, but it could happen according to one forecasting model
A Hurricane Could be Heading to Texas in Early July
One computer model is forecasting the possibility of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico by late June.