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.
These Texas Scratch Offs May Give You The Best Chance to Win Big
Using data supplied by the Texas Lottery, these scratch tickets could give you the best odds of winning big.
Tyson Issues Multi-State Nugget Recall, Is Texas One of them?
Tyson Foods has issued a major recall for one of their chicken nuggets products
This Store in Texas Sold a $4 Million Mega Millions Lotto Ticket
The Mega Millions game has produced a multi-millionaire in this Texas city
10 New Buc-ee’s To Open Soon, Which Texas Cities Are On The List?
Beaver nuggets and pristine restrooms continue to expand. Which cities will soon be boasting a new Buc-ee's?
Slow Down, Police Ahead! Is Flashing Your Lights Legal in Texas?
Is it legal in Texas to warn other motorists about a potential speed trap?
Southeast Texas Man Arrested in Gruesome Homicide Case from 1993
This murder case had gone cold and was just recently reopened.
Texas Top Golf Shocker, Man’s Golf Ball Zapped By Lightning
Is this crazy or what!? A golf ball launched at a San Antonio Top Golf gets bolted out of the air by a lightning strike.
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.
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.
Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Nearly 30 in Texas
Wal-Mart has announced plans to close 269 stores across the U.S. and globally. According to a press release, officials with Wal-Mart indicated that after assessing their portfolio for 2015, there was a need for these closures to ensure Wal-Mart 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.