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.
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.
Comedy of Errors at Walmart Leads to Arrest of Lufkin Father, Son
A Lufkin Man and his son were booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday due to a series of events at the Walmart Supercenter in Lufkin.
What You Should Know About Dating Someone From Texas
Yes, the Lone Star State is full of diversity, but when it comes to dating someone from Texas apparently there are some characteristics that come standard.
A Very Fishy ‘All About That Bass’ Parody [WATCH]
Meghan Trainor is one of the world's biggest new music sensations of 2014. Her single, 'All About That Bass' has not only topped the charts in U.S. but has also been number one in nearly 15 other countries.
83-Year-Old Texas Woman Throws Boiling Water at Robber, Disses His Upbringing
This 83-year-old woman ain't messing around. She gave a would-be burglar a whooping - both physically AND verbally!
Say Goodbye to State Inspection Sticker
Texas motorists need to get ready for a big change coming in March 2015. At that time, vehicles registered in the State of Texas will no longer need separate inspection and registration stickers. One less thing to worry about, right?....Not exactly.