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.
East Texas Basketball Teams Included in the Latest State Rankings
A number of teams from the Pineywoods are recognized in the most recent state basketball boys and girls rankings
Several East Texas Stores Just Paid Out Big Money on Scratch Offs
$1,000s have been won at some East Texas stores including a big $200,000 payout.
Police Hoping for New Leads in 35-Year-old East Texas Murder Case
Authorities are hoping new information could help solve this 1988 homicide.
Hear This Scary Scream in the Texas Woods? Get To a Safe Place
What is making this sound? It may surprise you.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Confirms Deadly Disease in East Texas Deer
Chronic Wasting Disease has been confirmed in an East Texas County
This Record-Setting Texas Football Game Went to 12 Overtimes
The game lasted nearly 6 hours and featured several strange twists, like when one team had to play for the tie instead of the win.
These Texas Scratch Offs May Give You The Best Chance to Win Big
Using data supplied by the Texas Lottery, these scratch tickets could give you the best odds of winning big.
This Store in Texas Sold a $4 Million Mega Millions Lotto Ticket
The Mega Millions game has produced a multi-millionaire in this Texas city
Storm Topples Historic Tree on SFA Campus in Nacogdoches, Texas
A majestic tree that has been part of the SFA landscape for the past 100 years, was toppled in Thursday's storms
10 New Buc-ee’s To Open Soon, Which Texas Cities Are On The List?
Beaver nuggets and pristine restrooms continue to expand. Which cities will soon be boasting a new Buc-ee's?