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.
Beware of Online Back to School Shopping Scams
Tis the season for back to school shopping...and scammers will try to take advantage of that.
Lufkin Police Arrest Woman for Running Over Daughter with Car
A Lufkin woman was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after running over her adult daughter with a vehicle.
Tyson Foods Recalls Over 8 Million Pounds of Chicken Products
Certain Ready to Eat chicken products that were distributed across the U.S. are being recalled
Lufkin Man Arrested After Punching Through Police Vehicle Window
Video shows the incident and just how officers tried their best to peacefully accommodate the parties involved.
Police ID Man who Died in Custody, Warn of Toxic Drugs in Area
Recent calls have led police to believe that a toxic mixture of narcotics have made their way into the Lufkin area.
Five Obscure ‘Facts’ You Never Knew About East Texas Summer Heat
Did you know the highest ever Texas temperature was recorded in East Texas?
Actor’s Bullet Proof Scenic Mansion is on Sale for $3.4 Million
Take a look inside this beautiful home in Arizona
Is This One of the Smallest Tornadoes in East Texas History?
The video of this tornado near Hallsville, Texas, captured one of the smallest tornadoes I've ever seen.
Lufkin Woman Passes Away After Tree Falls Onto Home
Lufkin Police and Firefighters responded early Monday morning
Dog Escapes onto Track, Chases Down Leader at Finish Line
Talk about your closing speed. Wonder if the dog received a medal?
Lufkin First Responders Rescue German Shepherd Stuck Under Truck
City of Lufkin Police, Fire and Animal Control combined forces to rescue a German Shepherd that was trapped under a pick up truck
East Texas Teenager Passes Away in Auto Accident
The one-vehicle accident occurred Friday night near Pineland.