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.
Overnight Storms in East Texas May Bring Flooding, Tornadoes
Rainfall amounts of over 2 inches, damaging winds, hail, and even tornadoes are all possibilities when severe storms move through East Texas overnight.
Body of Missing Lufkin Man Discovered in Local Creek
A massive search for an 85-year-old Lufkin man who had been missing since Sunday evening has come to a very sad and tragic ending.
Salmonella Cases Prompt Massive U.S. Beef Recall
Over 12 million pounds of beef have been recalled due to reported cases of Salmonella
Nacogdoches Deputies Seek Help in Capturing Dangerous Fugitive
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a wanted fugitive.
Severe Storms Expected in East Texas Friday Afternoon/Evening
Severe Storms which could include damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes could move across the area Friday.
Angelina County High Speed Chase Leads to Gunfire, Arrest
A wanted felon led law enforcement on a high speed chase that started near Central and ended in the Rivercrest Community.
Lufkin Christmas Parade Map, Details and List of Participants
The Main Street Lufkin Christmas Parade is Monday evening. Get all your details here.
Expect Lane Closures on Loop 287 in Lufkin Through Wednesday
TxDOT is alerting area motorists that road work today through Wednesday will include lane closures on Loop 287 in Lufkin.
FBI Believes Wanted Fugitive May Be in Nacogdoches Area
Agents with the Houston FBI Field Office are alerting Nacogdoches residents that a wanted fugitive, Andres Hernandez, may be residing in the Nacogdoches area.
Truck Rollover Delaying Traffic on Highway 59 in Nacogdoches County
The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists of delays on Highway 59 between Lufkin and Nacogdoches because of an overturned 18-wheeler.
Nacogdoches Law Enforcement Searching for Escaped Inmate
Law enforcement officials in Nacogdoches are searching for a county jail inmate who escaped early Wednesday morning.
Nacogdoches Deputy Killed in Tragic Friday Morning Accident
A long time Nacogdoches County lawman was killed Friday morning in a tragic accident. The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department has issued a statement.