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.
Clint Dempsey From Nacogdoches Makes National Soccer Hall of Fame
Nacogdoches Native Clint Dempsey has been elected into the 2022 National Soccer Hall of Fame
This Texas Town Has Been Crowned The Lightning Capital of America
According to 2021 data, this small Texas town had by far the most 'lightning events' than any other area in the U.S.
Fire Extensively Damages Lufkin Home, Family Escapes Uninjured
The fire was reported Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m.
Ambulance Involved in Late Night Fatal Crash Near Lufkin, Texas
One person was killed and three others injured in this accident on Highway 69
Just a Few Days Until the $20,000 East Texas Scavenger Hunt
More details have been released from Brandon Belt on the next East Texas Scavenger Hunt, this time worth $20K.
Nacogdoches Traffic Stop Leads to Rescue of 14-Year-Old Girl
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office made a traffic stop that may have led to the rescue of a human trafficking victim
When is East Texas Going to Finally Get A Blast of Cooler Temps?
We got a beautiful tease of Fall in mid-September. When can we expect another dose of Autumn?
Want to be a Texas Game Warden? Deadline to Apply is October 8
Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming Texas Game Warden Cadet Class
Bad News for SF as Hudson’s Brandon Belt Suffers Fractured Thumb
An X-ray has confirmed that Brandon Belt suffered a fractured thumb after being hit by a pitch.
Several East Texas Counties Are Now Under Burn Bans
Lack of rainfall over the past month or so has driven several East Texas counties to issue burn bans
Want to Hear Something Funny? My Dad Passed Away Last Week
I write this not to stir up controversy but to promote love
What If the Owners of Buc-ee’s Brought an NFL Team to Austin?
Rumors have been swirling about how Austin would be a good fit for an NFL team. What about the business geniuses at Buc-ee's as team owners?