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.
Amber Alert Issued for 2 Children from Northeast Texas
Atlanta, Texas Police are trying to locate two children who they believe have been abducted.
Lufkin Police: Ice Cream Licker Video Linked to Local Walmart
Blue Bell has informed Lufkin Police that they believe the viral video of a woman licking ice cream took place at the Lufkin Walmart.
3 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Popular Galveston Resort
Galveston Police responded early this morning (1/8) to reports of gunfire on the 8th floor of the San Luis Resort located on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
Watch Real Time Video of Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma
Check out live webcam feeds from areas that are in or are close to being in the direct path of Hurricane Irma.
Sticky Mess Causes Shut Down of East Loop 287 in Lufkin
Road construction on the East Loop in Lufkin has caused a very sticky situation. So much so, that the entire East Loop has now been closed.
Massive Flood Waters Cut Off Southeast Texas From Rescuers
Many good Samaritans from the Lufkin area and beyond are not able to reach the Golden Triangle with supplies due to flood waters cutting off roads.
Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Nearly 30 in Texas
Walmart has announced plans to close 269 stores across the U.S. and globally. According to a press release, officials with Walmart indicated that after assessing their portfolio for 2015, there was a need for these closures to ensure Walmart remains a healthy business.
San Antonio Football Players Suspended After Brutally Targeting Referee
High school football is huge in Texas, and as a result, passions can run high at football games, on and off the field. But, what happened in Marble Falls, just west of Austin, on Friday night is unprecedented and inexcusable.