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

Buffalo Gap Road area booming, residents react

Buffalo Gap Road was once a mainly residential area, but now commercial buildings are becoming more popular. For business owners it is a great opportunity to expand and expose their business, however people living in the area are not so sure.

City of Breckenridge nears Stage 3 water restrictions

Breckenridge has been under Stage 2 water restrictions for years, meaning residents could only water their lawns once a week. Now, with Hubbard Creek Reservoir levels declining, even stricter water regulations are in the town's future.

Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department receives funds for construction

Tuesday evening, the Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department received more than $1,500 from the Air Force Sergeants Association to help with continuing construction their new fire station.

Abilene residents can help refugees fleeing violence in Syria

Thousands of Syrians fled the city of Kobani last week and continue to flee -- ISIS forces continuously bombard the city; the siege began weeks ago. International Orthodox Christian Charities representative spoke Tuesday evening about how the Abilene community can help.

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.

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.

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.





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