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.
SFA Transitions to Online Classes Through Summer, Dorms Closing
SFA has announced that they will be going to online classes through the Summer
Diocese of Tyler Suspends Public Holy Masses
The Diocese of Tyler has issued a decree suspending public Holy Masses within the parishes of their 33 counties.
NWS Releases Details on Fatal EF-1 Nacogdoches County Tornado
The National Weather Service has released details on the deadly tornado that touched down in Nacogdoches County Friday night.
Tornado Watch Issued Until 4 AM for Several East Texas Counties
Another tornado watch has been issued for East Texas
Tornado Watch Issued for Palestine, Athens, and Nearby Counties
A tornado watch has been issued for Dallas, Waco, and much of the Brazos Valley.
‘Kali’s Law’ Goes Into Effect for Texas Boaters in September
Texas Game Wardens will be patrolling area lakes this Labor Day Weekend educating boaters on the new 'Kali's Law'.
Brookshire Brothers Breaks Ground on New Store in Aggieland
Brookshire Brothers has broken ground on a 40,000 square foot facility that will be adjacent to Texas A&M University
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Watch Real Time Video of Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma
Check out live webcam feeds from areas that are in or are close to being in the direct path of Hurricane Irma.
Massive Flood Waters Cut Off Southeast Texas From Rescuers
Many good Samaritans from the Lufkin area and beyond are not able to reach the Golden Triangle with supplies due to flood waters cutting off roads.
Lufkin DJ’s Missing After Boat Capsizes During Rescue Effort
2 Lufkin air personalities from SuperMix 101.9 are missing after their boat capsized during a rescue effort near Houston.
Smith County K-9 Killed During Traffic Stop, Manhunt Underway
Tragic news this afternoon out of Smith County as KLTV is reporting that a Smith County K-9 has been shot and killed in the line of duty.