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.
PHOTOS: Take A Look at These Massive Texas Homecoming Mums
Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Some of these mums are bigger than the person wearing them.
Center, Texas Man Charged With Hit & Run That Injured Young Girl
An arrest has been made in connection to Sunday's hit & run accident that injured a young girl riding in a go-cart.
The Ten Largest Texas High Schools Without a Football Program
They say football is king in Texas, however, that's not the case at some high schools in the Lone Star State.
Rankings Are Out for the Top High School X-Country Teams in Texas
The boys and girls cross country top ten teams for every conference in Texas have been released.
Registration Now Open for the TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts Drawing
For just $9, you could end up with one of the most memorable hunts of your life.
Lufkin Fire Department Responds to Fire at Dairy Queen
No reports or any injuries at this fire
Dangerous Conditions Lead to Red Flag Warning in East Texas
The wildfire danger across the Pineywoods is extremely high today
Rusk, Texas Sailor Awarded Prestigious Medal by U.S. Navy
A 2020 graduate from Rusk High School was recently recognized by the U.S. Navy
The Official Dog of Texas, Plus More Than 70 Other State Symbols
You may know the official bird or tree of Texas, but what about the official snack, vehicle, or insect of the Lone Star State?
East Texas District Realignments Announced by UIL Texas
From the big schools such as Lufkin and Nacogdoches to the smaller schools like San Augustine and Onalaska, here's the new UIL realignment
East Texas Mom’s Amazing Story, How Her Toddler Came Back to Life
The little girl was underwater for nearly 30 minutes and without a heartbeat for almost an hour. Her mom shares this amazing testimony
DPS Promotes Program That Helped Prevent a Texas School Shooting
A tip through the DPS iWatch Program helped thwart a planned school shooting in Texas this past September.