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.
Teenager Dies at East Texas Water Park
A weekend outing to an East Texas water park turned tragic on Sunday for a 19-year-old man
Tin Roof…Busted; Alleged Lufkin Ice Cream Licker Located
Lufkin Police have located the woman allegedly responsible for licking a half gallon of ice cream and then placing it back in the display case.
Nacogdoches Man Poses as Policeman…At The Sheriff’s Office
A Nacogdoches Man Impersonating a Police Officer Showed up at the Sheriff's Office asking for his seized firearm
Watch Man Clearing Huge Icicles Nearly Fall Five Stories
While on vacation in Colorado, KICKS 105's Danny Merrell shot video of a man who nearly fell from a rooftop while clearing icicles.
Road Work Set Today for Busy Areas in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation will have crews doing road work today in Lufkin in highly traveled areas.
City of Lufkin Planning Warrant Round Up This Month
If you have an outstanding warrant, or if you're not sure, this would be a good time to follow up.
Severe Storms Possible Saturday Morning in the Pineywoods
Severe storms are possible Saturday morning across Deep East Texas
TxDOT and DPS Considering Changes to Central ISD School Zones
Recent crashes in and around the Central ISD School Zones is bringing about heightened awareness and possible changes.
U.S.D.A. Announces Recall of Tyson Foods Chicken Nuggets
Over 36,000 pounds of Tyson Foods panko breaded chicken nuggets have been recalled.
Lufkin Shopper Smuggles Earl Campbell Hot Links in His Pants
Wednesday afternoon, a Lufkin man apparently had a craving for sausage.
Severe Weather, Heavy Rain Possible Late Friday in East Texas
Heavy rain and severe weather are possible late Friday through early Saturday in Deep East Texas.
Bull Rider Dies From Injuries Sustained at Denver Event
Mason Lowe, the 18th ranked bull rider in the world, died from injuries sustained at a PBR event in Denver.