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.
Want to See if You Have Unclaimed Money with the State of Texas?
The State of Texas is holding over $6 billion in unclaimed money and valuables. It takes seconds to find out if some of that is yours.
Actor’s Bullet Proof Scenic Mansion is on Sale for $3.4 Million
Take a look inside this beautiful home in Arizona
DPS Trooper Chad Walker’s Final Act is to Give Life to Others
Not the ending we prayed for, but his sacrifice will bring life to others. God Bless Chad Walker and his family.
Texas State Parks Working to Return to Normal Capacity
With the recent issuance of Governor Abbott's Executive Order, state parks across the Lone Star State are slowly expanding capacity
Texas Woman Sets Bible on Fire, Causes $150,000 in Damages to Duplex
The woman was arrested after the backyard Bible fire spread to her house.
Tonight’s Lotto Texas and Powerball Jackpots Exceed $135 Million
The Lotto Texas jackpot is at $41.25 million and the Powerball jackpot is nearly $95 million.
Why are Ranchers Painting Eyes on the Rear End of Their Cows?
It's a solution to keep the cattle from getting attacked by predators...and it's working.
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.
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.
Lufkin DJ’s Missing After Boat Capsizes During Rescue Effort
2 Lufkin air personalities from SuperMix 101.9 are missing after their boat capsized during a rescue effort near Houston.
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.