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 22 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.
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.
Hundreds of Birds Poisoned and Killed at Houston Airport
Those who were at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston this past weekend may have noticed something very strange and disturbing happening to the birds there.
Texas Reports First Case of Chikungunya Virus
The mosquito-borne virus with the weird name has now made its way into the Lone Star State. A case of chikungunya (pronounced chicken goon yuh) has been confirmed in Williamson County, just north of Austin.