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.
13 Line Dances to Know When Going to a Texas Dance Hall
Discover the top 13 essential line dances you need to know for your next trip to a Texas County Dance Hall
Where Were Last Week’s Huge Texas Lottery Scratch Off Winners?
Over $2 million was won last week in Texas Lottery Scratch Offs. Here are the lucky locations
Free Eclipse Viewers Offered to Texas Schools Thanks to Buc-ee’s
Buc-ee's Totality Over Texas is providing free solar eclipse viewers and materials to Texas public schools through the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas DPS Is Tops For Sexiest State Police Uniforms in America
3,000 persons were asked who wears the sexiest state police uniform. The Texas DPS was voted #1 in America
Ryan Ivey Leaving SFA to Take Over Athletics at Louisiana Tech
Ryan Ivey, who has been SFA's Athletic Director since 2018, will be taking over the AD position at Louisiana Tech
Has East Texas Experienced Its Last Freeze for the Winter Season?
A significant warming trend is expected across Texas to close out February. Has East Texas seen its last major cold blast for Winter?
BREAKING: Body of Missing Livingston, Texas Girl Found in River
The Polk County Sheriff has confirmed that the 11-year-old girl's body was found in the Trinity River. A suspect in custody will be charged with Capital Murder
Hello, Beaumont! UIL Approves Lufkin’s Appeal to Switch Districts
Lufkin football will NOT be playing teams near Fort Worth for district games. The Panthers will now be travelling to the Beaumont area.
BREAKING: Texas DPS, Polk Co. Sheriff Give Update on Missing Girl
An update on the search for Audrii Cunningham has been provided as well as more details on the primary person of interest
East Texas Basketball Teams Get Ready for Round Three Playoffs
Huntington, Broaddus, Douglass and many other area girls' basketball teams are still in the hunt for a state championship