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.
East Texas Chooses These Dogs As The Top High-Maintenance Breeds
Whether spoiled, expensive, or demanding, East Texans picked these dog breeds as tops for being high-maintenance
Buc-ee’s Creates New Texas Word Thanks to its Billboard Blunder
At this point, all we can say is well played, Buc-ee's...well played.
Take an Exclusive Tour of This Massive New Texas Christmas Store
Take a look inside the amazing Madisonville Christmas Company, just across the road from Buc-ee's.
Get 50% Off Entry At The Piney Park Fall Festival & Spooky Trail
With SeizeTheDeal.Com, you can get half-priced tickets for the Piney Park attractions in Marshall, Texas
These 3 Texas Stores Just Sold Million Dollar Powerball Tickets
The Powerball jackpot now soars to $1.4 BILLION, but three stores in Texas sold tickets that will pay out millions.
Nobody Knows Why This East Texas Ghost Town Had Such an Odd Name
This town had stores and people, but no one has been able to say how the town acquired its name.
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