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.
This Texas Store Just Sold a $4 Million Mega Millions Quick Pick
A Texas Resident spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier option and quadrupled their winnings.
10 New Buc-ee’s To Open Soon, Which Texas Cities Are On The List?
Beaver nuggets and pristine restrooms continue to expand. Which cities will soon be boasting a new Buc-ee's?
The Top Ten Movies That East Texans Will Watch Over and Over
After sifting through numerous responses, here are the films that made the top ten list.
Fall Arrives On Saturday, Will East Texas Get Cooler Temps Soon?
What does the long range forecast say about cooler temperatures in East Texas?
For Amazing Fall Foliage, These Texas Sites Named Top Hidden Gems
Three Texas parks were named among the top 150 U.S. hidden gems for fall foliage.
All Driver’s License Offices Across Texas To Be Closed on Friday
Thanks to a system update, all driver's license offices across the state along with the Customer Service Center (call center) will be closed on Friday, September 1
Record Texas Heat Could Make For Dangerous Friday Night Football
Game time temperatures will be in the triple digits for much of Texas this Friday.
East Texas Highway To Be Renamed in Honor of Local Hero
A dedication ceremony will take place on September 1 for the renaming of a portion of Highway 84 near Joaquin.
Which Texas Lottery Scratch-Offs Have The Most Big Jackpots Left?
These are the Texas Lottery scratch-off games that still have a lot of big money jackpots just waiting to be won.
East Texas Woman Crowned Biggest DQ Fan in the Lone Star State
After going through nearly 7,000 entries, DQ has named an East Texas woman their biggest fan
2023 Is On Track To Be Hottest Summer in Deep East Texas History
The latest Deep East Texas data shows that this summer is hotter than the record-breaking summer of 2011.
These Death Traps Are Showing Up All Over Yards in Texas
Many yards in Texas have mysterious sandy circles that are instruments of death