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 22 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.
Brookshire Brothers Breaks Ground on New Store in Aggieland
Brookshire Brothers has broken ground on a 40,000 square foot facility that will be adjacent to Texas A&M University
Murderer Remains at Large, Lufkin PD Seeks Public’s Help
Lufkin Police are asking for the public's help in trying to locate a man wanted for the cold-blooded murder of a man at a North Lufkin Dollar General.
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Watch Real Time Video of Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma
Check out live webcam feeds from areas that are in or are close to being in the direct path of Hurricane Irma.
Massive Flood Waters Cut Off Southeast Texas From Rescuers
Many good Samaritans from the Lufkin area and beyond are not able to reach the Golden Triangle with supplies due to flood waters cutting off roads.
Smith County K-9 Killed During Traffic Stop, Manhunt Underway
Tragic news this afternoon out of Smith County as KLTV is reporting that a Smith County K-9 has been shot and killed in the line of duty.
Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Nearly 30 in Texas
Wal-Mart has announced plans to close 269 stores across the U.S. and globally. According to a press release, officials with Wal-Mart indicated that after assessing their portfolio for 2015, there was a need for these closures to ensure Wal-Mart remains a healthy business.
San Antonio Football Players Suspended After Brutally Targeting Referee
High school football is huge in Texas, and as a result, passions can run high at football games, on and off the field. But, what happened in Marble Falls, just west of Austin, on Friday night is unprecedented and inexcusable.
Comedy of Errors at Walmart Leads to Arrest of Lufkin Father, Son
A Lufkin Man and his son were booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday due to a series of events at the Walmart Supercenter in Lufkin.
What You Should Know About Dating Someone From Texas
Yes, the Lone Star State is full of diversity, but when it comes to dating someone from Texas apparently there are some characteristics that come standard.