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.
Hear This Scary Scream in the Texas Woods? Get To a Safe Place
What is making this sound? It may surprise you.
A Plaque at the 9/11 Museum Brought This Texas Man to Tears(PICS)
I watched the events of 9/11 unfold while in Texas, but a trip to the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in NYC gave me to a deeper understanding of what happened
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.
Massive Flood Waters Cut Off Southeast Texas From Rescuers
Many good Samaritans from the Lufkin area and beyond are not able to reach the Golden Triangle with supplies due to flood waters cutting off roads.
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.
Texas Plates Now Feature Star Power
A 'star' is born as Texas license plates have become star-studded. OK...enough with the word play.
What You Should Know About Dating Someone From Texas
Yes, the Lone Star State is full of diversity, but when it comes to dating someone from Texas apparently there are some characteristics that come standard.
A Very Fishy ‘All About That Bass’ Parody [WATCH]
Meghan Trainor is one of the world's biggest new music sensations of 2014. Her single, 'All About That Bass' has not only topped the charts in U.S. but has also been number one in nearly 15 other countries.