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.
Texas DPS Looking for These Violations During Holiday Weekend
The goal is to make sure motorists are following traffic laws and driving safely during this time of increased traffic.
Actor’s Bullet Proof Scenic Mansion is on Sale for $3.4 Million
Take a look inside this beautiful home in Arizona
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of Birds Poisoned and Killed at Houston Airport
Those who were at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston this past weekend may have noticed something very strange and disturbing happening to the birds there.
Texas Reports First Case of Chikungunya Virus
The mosquito-borne virus with the weird name has now made its way into the Lone Star State. A case of chikungunya (pronounced chicken goon yuh) has been confirmed in Williamson County, just north of Austin.
Elderly Houston Woman Douses Robber with Boiling Water
"What kind of momma you got that raised you up like this?" Those were the words spoken by 83 year old Lillie McClendon when she was confronted by an intruder in her central Houston home.
Fed Up Lufkin Dad Rants, Sells Daughter’s Car on Facebook
What's a dad to do? A Lufkin father apparently has had enough of what he considers his daughter's bad decisions and as a result has listed her car on the Deep East Texas Classifieds Facebook Group.