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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Sheriff Bobby Grubbs

Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs taken off life support

Longtime Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs was taken off life support about 2 p.m. Wednesday to move to hospice care, his Chief Deputy Bobby Duvall said.

Dove hunting season approaching, keep in mind the rules

Dove hunting seasons will kick off on Tuesday,  and there are a list of rules and regulations all hunters should be aware of.


Proposal to limit roosters in Abilene rejected

A proposal to limit ownership of roosters in Abilene has been rejected.

Symposium in Abilene raises awareness about signs of depression

Students and parents at Hardin-Simmons learned about the signs of depression during a mental health symposium Thursday.

Motorcyclist injured in accident on Hwy 277 at FM 707

A motorcyclist was taken to an Abilene hospital Wednesday afternoon after swerving to miss a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 277 and FM 707.

Abilene Animal Services testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus

The West Nile virus arrived in Texas, and the mosquito-transmitted disease can be deadly.

school bus

Abilene officials talk school bus safety, school zone awareness

School is just days away for most in the Big Country, which means school zones will be back in effect and school buses will be hitting the road.

Dr. David Young

David Young officially named Abilene ISD superintendent

David Young was officially named superintendent for Abilene Independent School District Thursday.


Petitioners set up website to defend their roosters in Abilene

A group of people have come together to protest a proposed city ordinance by setting up website you can find here.

paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding offers new water experience in Abilene

SUP Abilene provides boards and paddles to people that want to explore Abilene’s waterways.

Texas Leadership Charter Academy starts Monday

The Texas Leadership Charter Academy of Abilene will kick off its first academic year on Monday.

Uber phone

Uber, its drivers don't have approval yet to operate in Abilene

Not so fast. On a day when Uber announced it was officially beginning operations in Abilene, city officials said Friday the company – and its drivers – haven’t obtained the necessary permits to operate.





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