John Grobe

News Reporter

POSTED: 8:06 AM Aug 06 2014   UPDATED: 1:29 PM Jun 24 2014

Raised in Houston, John Grobe joined the KTXS staff as a news reporter in June of 2014.

John graduated from the University of Houston in the summer of 2013, with a BA in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. During his college career John interned for the local Houston news station, KPRC Local 2. When John finished school he traveled abroad to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he was the English news anchor and reporter.

In his spare time John can be found jogging outside, playing basketball or lounging around the pool. He also enjoys reading and writing.

John is excited to start a new chapter in his life here in Abilene, and is ready to give you the news you want.


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John's Most Recent Stories

List of potential repairs to Abilene roads submitted to special panel

Catclaw Drive and Ambler Boulevard are the top streets on the city’s Public Works Department list of 68 streets it would like to see repaired.

Vehicles pile up after heavy rain, ambulance sideswiped by 18-wheeler

A number of accidents occurred Thursday afternoon on westbound Interstate 20 near Merkel, including one involving an ambulance.

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Police evidence building, road work pitched to Abilene panel

Abilene’s police chief proposed a new 18,000-square-foot, $1.6 million facility to house collections of evidence and property.

Man pays $1,000 to feed those in drive-thru at Abilene Chick-Fil-A

The Monday evening rush was hectic at the south side Chick-Fil-A, but then something happened – a man donated $1,000 and told employees he wanted to pay for everyone in the drive-thru line behind him.

Safety City has a new building on the block

Tuesday afternoon was the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a mini Grace Museum. It's the newest building on the block.

TxDOT starts work to fix dangerous Abilene section of US 83/84

The Iberis Road crossover on US 83/84 is notorious for car accidents – some even fatal.

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PRCA rodeo begins, West Texas Fair & Rodeo queen crowned

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association kicked off Tuesday night-- and one of the six rodeo queen contestants was crowned during the event.

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Sneek-A-Peek night kicked off the West Texas Fair & Rodeo

The annual West Texas Fair & Rodeo will get underway this week at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Effort kicked off to aid man who lost everything in Big Country fire

Jerry Wood recently lost everything – the home he grew up in along with all his belongings.

Abilene High marching band members show dedication, practice in extreme heat

Football teams aren’t the only ones who have to practice outdoors in the extreme heat. Abilene High’s marching band is just one of the band groups that do it every day.

Pilot killed in Abilene crash was Air Force instructor pilot

An instructor pilot assigned to Columbus Air Force Base died in a general aviation plane crash Sunday night at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Abilene Regional

Labor day weekend boating rules, regulations and tips

Labor day weekend is winding down and Game Warden Roy Johnson thinks Sunday will be the busiest day out on the water.  Boating can be fun and it should be but safety should still be a top priority.





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