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.
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.
Hurricane Laura May Strike Coastline with 150 MPH Winds
Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall late tonight as a strong Category 4 storm.
Laura Continues to Intensify, NHC Calls Storm Surge ‘Unsurvivable’
Hurricane Laura is expected to be a Category 4 at landfall, bringing with it an unsurvivable storm surge near the eye wall
Laura Now Expected to Intensify to a Category 4 Hurricane
Laura is still expected to be a Category 3 hurricane at landfall, but while over the Gulf she could intensify with sustained winds at 130 mph.
Mandatory Evacuation Issued for Galveston Island
Galveston remains in the landfall cone for Hurricane Laura prompting a mandatory evacuation for residents of the island.
Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Parts of the Pineywoods
The watch has been issued for the possibility of sustained winds between 39-74 mph.
East Texas Braces for Hurricane Laura, Reminiscent of Rita in ’05
Laura is expected to slam into either Texas or Louisiana as a major Category 3 Hurricane
Latest Hurricane Forecast Doesn’t Look Good for East Texas
Storm models have been fluctuating wildly, but the latest Hurricane forecast track raises concerns for Deep East Texas.
New Texans, Cowboys Scratch Off Lottery Tickets Revealed
The Texas Lottery has launched new scratch off tickets geared at Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys fans