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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Abilene hosts congressional debate

Hopefuls for the District 19 congressional seat debated Thursday in Abilene, as Democrat Neal Marchbanks and Libertarian Chip Peterson tackled incumbent Republican Randy Neugebauer.

Abilene Bond Advisory Committee tours zoo, fire station, Civic Center

Members of a panel formed to advise the Abilene City Council on potential projects for funding held a meeting on the road Wednesday – in the form of a bus tour.

Stage 2 water restrictions in effect for the city of Abilene

The city of Abilene is enacting Stage 2 water restrictions, Mayor Norm Archibald announced Tuesday. That means watering will be limited to once every two weeks.

Colleagues speak highly of ACU grad battling deadly Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly is someone who people admire and look up to. He is a doctor and a missionary doing, what some would say, is God's work.

City of Abilene weighs in on bounce house safety

City of Abilene officials have expressed concerns about using stakes in city parks in order to secure bounce houses.

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The Abilene Fire Department begins testing fire hydrants

During October and November the Abilene Fire Department is testing fire hydrants to make sure they are up to par.

Texas-based National Geographic photographer displays work at Center for Contemporary Arts

The work of National Geographic photographer Greg Davis of Austin went on display Thursday evening in the Center for Contemporary Arts in downtown Abilene.

High winds pose a threat to bounce houses in the Big Country

Two young children were hospitalized after high winds sent a bounce house into flight on Sunday in New Hampshire. The Big Country is not a stranger to high winds, KTXS spoke with a local bounce business to find out what they're doing to keep their equipment on the ground.

Abilene City Manager honored at retirement reception

Friends, family members and co-workers of Larry Gilley met on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate his retirement. After working 12 years as city manager, Gilley will be stepping down -- his last day is Friday.

Days Inn motel destroyed, resident risked life to help

A fire on Thursday destroyed the Days Inn near Interstate 20 in Colorado City. A man staying at the motel risked his life to help get everyone out of the burning building.

Young woman speaks out at Fields of Faith at Shotwell Stadium

Wednesday evening Abilene's Shotwell Stadium was packed with thousands of people – and it was not for a football game. It was for Fields of Faith, and this year one young girl touched the hearts of everyone there.

Citizen of the year honored during National Night Out

Ashley Hopes of Abilene was honored this years Citizen of the Year by the Abilene Police Department. She was given the award during Tuesday night's National Night Out event.





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