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.
Lufkin Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter After Late Night Wreck on Loop 287
A Lufkin man was killed early Friday on Loop 287 when a person driving a vehicle allegedly switched lanes and struck the motorcycle the victim was driving.
Conagra Issues Huge Recall on Banquet Salisbury Steaks Frozen Dinners
Conagra Brands is recalling approximately 135,000 pounds of Banquet Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef).
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department Asking for Help to Solve Theft
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department is hoping that someone can help identify a truck that was used in a recent theft in Cushing.
Highway 59 Southbound Connector in Lufkin to be Closed Wednesday
The Highway 59 Southbound direct connector in Lufkin will be closed throughout the day on Wednesday.
Governor Greg Abbott Set to Headline Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches
Over 400 people have registered for this week's Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches featuring the Texas Governor and Attorney General
Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office Searching for Abducted Infant
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in the capture of a woman suspected of abducting an 8 month old child.
Credit Card Skimmer Removed from Gas Pump in Angelina County
Wednesday morning deputies with Angelina County Sheriff’s Office recovered a “skimming device” from pumps at a convenience store.
Up To Date Weather Warnings and Rainfall Amounts for East Texas
Heavy rainfall is moving across the Deep East Texas area on this Wednesday. Severe storms have also been noted by the National Weather Service. We will use this site to keep you up to date with weather watches and warnings, road issues, as well as area rainfall totals.
Minors Purchasing Alcohol ‘Stings’ Conducted at 20 Local Businesses
Recently, The Coalition teamed up with local law enforcement to conduct 'minor stings' at area businesses.
Midweek Flooding Possible Across Deep East Texas
Severe storms and up to 5 inches of rain could occur in the Pineywoods Tuesday through Thursday.
11-Year-Old Nacogdoches County Boy Dies in Accidental Shooting
An 11-year-old Nacogdoches County youth passed away Wednesday afternoon following an accidental shooting.
Construction Moving Forward on New Nacogdoches School Zone
Motorists on the east side of Nacogdoches will need to be on the lookout for construction crews as beacons and signs are being put up for a new school zone.