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.
Dozens of Texas ISDs Ramp Up Security Due to Mass Bomb Threat
An email claiming to be from a Russian terrorist group has been sent to numerous Texas schools
What The Storm Prediction Center Did That Should Worry East Texas
It's a rarity for the Storm Prediction Center to issue this kind of map and threat so far in advance.
Texas Police Searching for Truck with ‘See You in Hell’ Sticker
A Clear Alert has been issued for a Texas woman. Law enforcement believes the suspect and victim are in a pick up truck with a 'See You in Hell' sticker
Hear This Scary Scream in the Texas Woods? Get To a Safe Place
What is making this sound? It may surprise you.
Police Hoping for New Leads in 35-Year-old East Texas Murder Case
Authorities are hoping new information could help solve this 1988 homicide.
Eight Deep East Texas Volleyball Teams Advance to the Area Round
The Pineywoods boast several bi-district volleyball champions
Storm Topples Historic Tree on SFA Campus in Nacogdoches, Texas
A majestic tree that has been part of the SFA landscape for the past 100 years, was toppled in Thursday's storms
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.
East Texas Teacher Takes Dream Flight With Air Force Thunderbirds
An East Texas inspiration and breast cancer survivor flew in formation above Houston with the Air Force Thunderbirds.
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.