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.
The Ten Largest Texas High Schools Without a Football Program
They say football is king in Texas, however, that's not the case at some high schools in the Lone Star State.
Rankings Are Out for the Top High School X-Country Teams in Texas
The boys and girls cross country top ten teams for every conference in Texas have been released.
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.
Comedy of Errors at Walmart Leads to Arrest of Lufkin Father, Son
A Lufkin Man and his son were booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday due to a series of events at the Walmart Supercenter in Lufkin.
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.
Beach Girl Gets Fish Stuck to Her Thigh
This video is actually a couple of years old, but it's making the rounds again. A group of young ladies are involved in some horseplay on the beach when things go wrong.
Trombone Playing Farmer Brings Home the Beef [VIDEO]
What's the best way to attract cattle? According to this video, a cowboy playing 'Royals' on his trombone.
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 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.
UPDATE: Highway 59 Near Cleveland Reopened, Possible Explosion Avoided
According to a report in the Montgomery County Police Reporter, the main lanes of Highway 59 and feeder lanes are closed at the Highway 105 intersection due to a potential explosion.
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.