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.
Person of Interest Arrested in Case of Missing East Texas Girl
The Amber Alert for the 11-year-old girl continues. Police have arrested a Livingston, Texas man that they consider a person of interest.
This Small Texas Lake is Making A Name For Trophy Largemouth Bass
It's less than 700 acres, but this lake has produced a 10 and 13 pounder in just the past two weeks.
Texas Included in a Major Recall of Popular Charcuterie Meats
Officials are investigating a multi-state Salmonella outbreak that could be linked to these meat products
Don’t Buy This $5 Texas Lottery Scratch Off, Buy This One Instead
If you're looking to score big bucks on a Texas Lottery Scratch Off, here's a ticket you should NOT buy. But, here's a ticket you SHOULD consider
JACKPOT: East Texas Has Another Big Money Scratch-Off Winner
East Texas has another 6-figure money winner thanks to a Texas Lottery scratch-off
How a Hungover Player From Texas Had A Super Bowl MVP Performance
This football player from East Texas broke numerous team rules and never expected to play in the Super Bowl, much less have the game of his life.
The Top 11 Super Bowl Performances by Players Born in Texas
Discover the remarkable Super Bowl performances of Texas natives like Patrick Mahomes and many others
WATCH: Hay Bale Smashes Trucker’s Window On East Texas Highway
A trucker's window is smashed by a giant hay bale in a collision on Highway 7 in Houston County, Texas.
Someone in East Texas Just Won $3 MILLION on a Scratch-Off Ticket
East Texans won nearly $3.4 million in just the past week on Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets
Biggest Payout in Amateur Bass Fishing History is Coming to Texas
$1.3 million in cash and prizes that is guaranteed to be paid out is coming to a tourney on Lake Sam Rayburn.