John Grobe

News Reporter

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

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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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Shouts erupt during meeting about suspended Rule police chief

Rule City Council met to discuss the events that led to the suspension of Rule Police Chief David Wright Thursday, and it did not take long for supporters from both sides of the discussion to start screaming at each other.

Abilene elementary school student nearly abducted on walk home

A second-grade student was nearly abducted before running away and getting help near Bonham Elementary at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.


Sweetwater residents react to ban on texting while driving

Earlier this week, Sweetwater joined other cities like Austin and Arlington in the fight against distracted driving – city officials banned texting while driving.

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Mosquito spraying underway in Abilene after West Nile found

City of Abilene crews started spraying Thursday morning for mosquitoes after tests revealed insects from the south east part of town may be carrying West Nile Virus.

Ronnie Kingston

Police: Major search for missing elderly Merkel man to be Saturday

Merkel police announced Wednesday plans to hold another major search Saturday morning for an elderly man who has been missing for four days.

David A. Vela

Former Abilene interim city manager offered job in south Texas

David Vela, the former interim city manager for Abilene, has been offered the city manager position in Alice, according to councilman Anthony Williams.

Spectators line the streets for Brownwood Feels Like Home Parade

It was a celebratory morning in Brownwood as the Feels Like Home Parade rolled through downtown Saturday.

New information found in ongoing Abilene ISD investigation

Abilene ISD Associate Superintendent Mark Neal is the subject of an investigation by the Taylor County District Attorney’s Office related to the handling of an improper relationship between a student and a teacher, according to Abilene police.

Abilene High principal reassigned during internal review

Abilene High School Principal Jennifer Raney was temporarily reassigned to the Curriculum Department in AISD's administration building Thursday.

special education

Bill leads to more oversight in special education classrooms

Abilene Independent School district is preparing for big changes that will most likely be coming to the Special Education Department.

Fun run in Abilene focuses on fitness and mud

Racers got a little dirty during the 5th Annual Big Country Mudslinger fun run.

New open carry law leads to backlog of license applications

Thinking about getting a concealed carry license? You might want to sign up for a class soon, a lot of them are backed up mainly because open carry is coming to Texas next year.





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