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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John's Most Recent Stories

Abilene police investigating aggravated assault with a gun

Abilene police say a 17-year-old boy pointed a gun at two people Saturday night and demanded money.

Police investigating weekend stabbing in north Abilene

Abilene police are investigating a weekend stabbing in north Abilene.

Aging Abilene water infrastructure in need of upgrades, repairs

Some of the water mains in the Abilene area are nearly 100 years old and the city has proposed a plan to fix them.

Abilene university celebrates goose's 'birthday'

There was a big birthday bash over at Hardin-Simmons University Thursday in Abilene, but it wasn't for a student or a faculty member -- it was for a goose.


Abilene crash that sent 2 to hospital caused by failure to yield

The cause of a two-vehicle accident at Hwy 277 and Pine street that sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday has been released.

Hamlin damage

NWS: High winds, not tornado, caused major damage in Hamlin

Straight-line winds were the cause of damage in the Hamlin area Tuesday, according to Hector Guerrero of the National Weather Service.

Jacob Gongora

Abilene gun store theft suspect arrested after robbing Taco Bell

A man wanted in connection with a theft of two handguns was arrested Saturday night after robbing a south Abilene restaurant at gunpoint, and police said he admitted to the crimes.

Abilene lake floods over spillway, concerns residents

Don Parsons has lived near Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Abilene for 26 years and he said the floods are tiresome.

Flooding at Lake Leon creeps into nearby neighborhood

Lake Leon was about four feet above the bell-mouth spillway on Thursday, sending water creeping into residents' backyards.

Expo center manager wants to bring more concerts to Abilene

Music is on the minds of people at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Ex-Abilene city council candidate addresses filing controversy

A discovery made by Abilene City Councilmember Kyle McAlister's biggest campaign donor led to the removal of his opponent, Ryan Marrs, from the May 7 ballot.

curbside recycling

Abilene's voluntary curbside recycling program more accessible

The city of Abilene's voluntary curbside recycling program has become more accessible.





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