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.
Silver Alert Issued by Tyler County Sheriff’s Office
A 72-year-old Tyler County man has been missing since Wednesday of last week.
The World’s Deadliest Mushroom is Alive and Well in East Texas
Just one Death Cap mushroom can be fatal to a human or pet.
Woman Just Released from Hospital Hurt in Auto-Pedestrian Mishap
The accident took place Thursday morning near Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin
31 Missing Texas Children Located and Rescued in D/FW Operation
Thanks to 'Operation Missing in the Metroplex', over 30 kids were either located, recovered or rescued in this multi-agency operation.
Drugs Laced With Deadly Chemical Circulating Through Polk County
One person is dead and several others are in critical condition due to these chemically-laced drugs according to the Polk County Sheriff's Dept.
Hollywood Home of The Wicked Witch of the West is on the Market
Complete with a two-broom garage and a swimming pool, which is not good for witches that melt.
Organizers Say Yes to Texas Blueberry Festival in 2021
After skipping a year, the Texas Blueberry Festival will be happening on June 12.
East Texas Residents Urged to Stay off Roadways Sunday & Monday
A Wintry mix of precipitation is expected to lead to hazardous roadways over the next 48 hours.
LOOK INSIDE: Matt Damon is Selling His $21Million California Home
Matt Damon and his wife are moving to the East Coast, so they are selling their sprawling West Coast mansion
State Fair of Texas Announces Texas-Themed Cookies Contest
Several virtual creative arts contests will be held this year for the State Fair of Texas
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