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.
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
George Strait to Perform at 2021 Austin City Limits Festival
George Strait will be among over 100 performers at this year's Austin City Limits Festival
DPS Trooper Chad Walker’s Final Act is to Give Life to Others
Not the ending we prayed for, but his sacrifice will bring life to others. God Bless Chad Walker and his family.
Texas Woman Sets Bible on Fire, Causes $150K in Damages to Duplex
The woman was arrested after the backyard Bible fire spread to her house.
Amber Alert Continues for Texas Toddler, UPDATE: TODDLER FOUND!
Police from Celina are searching for a 2 year-old boy who they believe was abducted by his father
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.