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.
This Small Texas Lake is Making A Name For Trophy Largemouth Bass
It's less than 700 acres, but this lake has produced a 10 and 13 pounder in just the past two weeks.
Frantic Search Underway for Missing East Texas Girl
The 11-year-old girl reportedly never made it onto her school bus Thursday morning
East Texas Has Yet Another Million Dollar Scratch-Off Winner
The list of big money scratch-off winners in East Texas continues to grow. We have another $1 million winner
Texas Included in a Major Recall of Popular Charcuterie Meats
Officials are investigating a multi-state Salmonella outbreak that could be linked to these meat products
WATCH: Hay Bale Smashes Trucker’s Window On East Texas Highway
A trucker's window is smashed by a giant hay bale in a collision on Highway 7 in Houston County, Texas.
Someone in East Texas Just Won $3 MILLION on a Scratch-Off Ticket
East Texans won nearly $3.4 million in just the past week on Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets
Icy Road Conditions/Closures Continue to Increase in East Texas
More icy road conditions are causing closures and accidents across the Pineywoods
These Texas Cities Are Ground Zero For Tonight’s Tornado Outbreak
The Storm Prediction Center has issued its latest guidance on tonight's dangerous severe weather outlook
These Texas Scratch Offs Have The Best Odds to Win Big in January
The chances of winning the big payoffs are still very slim, but the odds of winning big on these tickets may be better than the others
$1 MILLION LOST! – A Winning Texas Ticket is About to Expire
The ticket holder has until January 12 to claim their prize. Otherwise, they lose that $1 million.
Someone in East Texas Just Quick Picked Their Way to $2 Million!
That makes 5 new multi-millionaires in Texas in just the past 7 days.
$2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Texas, Jackpot Now at $760M
Someone in Texas scored $2 million in New Year's cash in the lastest Powerball drawing.