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

New Abilene council member lone vote against vehicle-purchase proposals

New Abilene City Council member Steve Savage hit the ground running during Thursday's council meeting, voting against six proposals during his first day on the job.

Abilene City Council session heated over Dyess Land Use Study

Thursday was a busy day for the Abilene City Council. It was also a bit heated.

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Students at Abilene school now allowed to wear winter coats

Students attending Abilene Christian Schools are now allowed to wear their own heavy winter coats when the temperature outside is freezing or below freezing.

Petition circulating on Abilene Christian Schools' dress code

Students attending Abilene Christian Schools are required to follow a uniform dress code, which, according to parents, does not include heavy winter coats.

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Health insurance status must now be reported on tax returns

There are a lot of changes to 2015's tax code as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Thursday H&R Block offices around the nation, including Abilene, had ACA specialists on hand to explain the impact ACA could of on your taxes.

Rural residents outside Sweetwater complain of no water, low pressure

Sweetwater residents have complained of having no water or low water pressure since Saturday. According to Bitter Creek Water Supply Corporation -- the company that provides water to rural residents -- the ice storm last week shut off the water.

'Scootin America' stops in Abilene to help Military Families

For six weeks Adam Sandoval and his dog “scooter” have traveled across the nation in an attempt to raise money for military families. The money raised will be used to send kids – who have lost their parents due to war – to college.

New Texas law has motorcyclists concerned

The final piece of Malorie's Law went into effect on Jan. 1. This law states all motorcycles designed to have passengers must have handholds and foot pegs on the backseat.

New Year's Day winter woes in Abilene

Abilene has seen wintry weather since Tuesday, New Year's Day was no different. Thursday morning Abilene was still below freezing, and roads were still dangerous.

Treacherous roads threaten Big Country drivers

Abilene took the plunge to below freezing Tuesday afternoon, and 24 hours later the Abilene Police Department reported well more than 100 car accidents.

New inmate telephone rates have people in Abilene worried

The Taylor County Commissioners decided Tuesday not to support the Federal Communication Commission's unfunded mandate regarding inmate telephone rates.

Abilene hit hard during 2014 flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined the 2014 flu season to be an epidemic Tuesday following the death of 15 children.

 

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