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.
You Can Apply Now for the Next Texas Game Warden Cadet Class
Get all the details and requirements for being a part of the 66th Texas Game Warden Cadet Class
The Ten Largest Texas High Schools Without a Football Program
They say football is king in Texas, however, that's not the case at some high schools in the Lone Star State.
Registration Now Open for the TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts Drawing
For just $9, you could end up with one of the most memorable hunts of your life.
East Texas Legend to be Inducted into Bass Fishing Hall of Fame
Lonnie Stanley will be one of six to receive the honor in 2022.
Adorable Tapir Calf Born at Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin
You're invited to check out this adorable new arrival at Ellen Trout Zoo.
USDA Recalls Over 750,000 Pounds of Pepperoni Hot Pockets
foreign materials such as glass and hard plastic have been reported in some of the packages
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.