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.
Want to See if You Have Unclaimed Money with the State of Texas?
The State of Texas is holding over $6 billion in unclaimed money and valuables. It takes seconds to find out if some of that is yours.
Nicholas is Officially a Hurricane as it Slams Texas Coastline
Nicholas has sustained winds of 75 mph as it makes landfall late tonight near Freeport, Texas
‘Uninhabitable for Weeks or Months’ is the Hurricane Ida Forecast
Hurricane Ida looks to be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Louisiana coastline, one year after Laura took that dubious honor
Statewide Amber Alert Issued for Abducted 7-Month-Old Baby
Police are looking for the baby and a 20-year-old female suspect.
A Hurricane Could be Heading to Texas in Early July
One computer model is forecasting the possibility of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico by late June.
3 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Popular Galveston Resort
Galveston Police responded early this morning (1/8) to reports of gunfire on the 8th floor of the San Luis Resort located on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.
Murderer Remains at Large, Lufkin PD Seeks Public’s Help
Lufkin Police are asking for the public's help in trying to locate a man wanted for the cold-blooded murder of a man at a North Lufkin Dollar General.
Should Area News Outlets Publish Local Graphic Wreck Photos?
Should media outlets post photos of graphic local wreck scenes? We present arguments for and against, but ultimately, we want to know your opinion.
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.
Texas Judge Arrested for DWI
Late Saturday night, Nora Longoria, a justice with the 13th Court of Appeals in McAllen was arrested and charged with suspicion of DWI.