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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY June 2001 26 pages in 2 sections pagcs ln scct HERALDZEITUNG 197 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Missing man Houston resident not seen for five wife reports BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Thursday was Michael Hooch Blades 40th and his said she almost hopes that he spent it in a bar somewhere far away with another her husband does not like and he is not the type to go after another But for Becky the alternative to that bad as it would is just too terrible to even Hooch Blades had a small spat with his wife Saturday afternoon at Camp Beans on the Guadalupe He called a cab and He is a commercial electrician and job supervisor for an electrical con tracting and she is an executive secretary at the Anderson Med ical Center in where the pair lives in a house they bought this past year and have been They have been together five years and got married last Becky because her husband felt like it was the right tiling to He had been tubing on the Guadalupe about 15 years and they decided to come tubing this past Becky Blades does not know what happened to she they argued But for him to up and leave does not make sense in the man she has come to He doesnt even storm out the front You have an argument at he goes into the garage and snaps on his Becky Theres no Its just so Its completely out of Becky And none of his friends or work have heard from Hes a home We cant get him out of the All he does is work or stay He doesnt even like At this she would be almost Becky to know her hus band had merely left her and some thing worse had not I just want to make sure hes she Becky said her husband is very out is an old AM radio has five electric guitars and a Harley All of it is at their Houston home right Missing JESSIE Becky Blades hopes someone has information about the whereabouts of her who has been missing since He has a cell phone and credit cards that have gone unused since Satur Becky has tried to find him and con sidered hiring a private She went to the Comal County Sher iffs Office and talked to Detective Jim A missing person file has been opened on but Rose said so there is no confirmed sign of foul the case is Rose See Michael Hooch Blades is 40 years has long brown a beard and hazel He is 10inches weighs 160 pounds and has a bowlegged He has tattoos on both The left forearm tattoo is a On the right he has a Harley Davidson logo and the Sturgis Anyone with information should contact Sheriffs Detective Jim Rose at 6203400 or Becky Blades at 713 502 JESSIE Fighting the clock to open Charlie Kubesch right works with Eric Flores of Seller Fire Equipment bringing needed equipment up to date at Krauses Krauses set for Monday reopening BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Monday Bob Krueger hopes to be at his regular place at Krauses Cafe the long Stammtisch playing the early morn ing game to see who will pay for On he hopes to order the turkey and dressing that made the restaurant famous for more than 50 Im delighted theyre re he Krauses was unique in our Its nice to know it will continue to be a special After nearly nine Krauses Cafe is reopening with new Char lie and Lynn Kubesch bought the store and plan to oper ate it much in the same style longtime New Braunfels res idents Its a neat Charlie Kubesch The minute I walked I really liked the way it was set It has its own Kubesch said he was charmed by the restaurants German appearance and planned to keep it like it was news regulars like Bob Krueger are happy to Ive heard theyve hired some of the same family members and some of the same Krueger Im glad to hear Although I dont know these people per I know they own Franks in Thats another restaurant with a great family atmos Theyre the right peo ple to buy a place like In the days before the re Kubesch is busy at the putting fin ishing touches and hiring new Were ready to go on Mon he I just hope we have the Were hiring people now everything else is in We have the food we have the Now we just need people to Getting people into the which was part of downtown New Braunfels history for more than 50 should not be Regulars to the restaurant have been by in the weeks since he has been working on preparing Krauses for re I keep having to turn them he Theyve come thrilled to hear that See Local officials identify problem wreck areas JESSIE New Braunfels residents and commuters await completion of interstate repairs as each stretch of new construction affects traffic through BY RON MALONEY AND JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writers Comal County officials dont have a 10 most dangerous intersections but they do have areas where they believe more auto accidents State Farm the nations largest auto released this week a study of the countrys most dangerous based on the companys accident claims and the severity of In New Police John Wommack noted Interstate which currently is under construction through New as an area of Wommack said the major causes of State Farm Insurance ranks the countrys accidents in the Interstate 35 corridor arent collisions at intersections they are rearend collisions caused by inat tentive There have been 275 accidents from January to May in New Wommack Weve had four wrecks with five fatal ities and thats way too Wom mack Greg Texas Department of Transportation area engineer in New said Comal County roads were safer on average than those in most of Looking at the we have lower accident rates than the rest of the Malatek I couldnt give you a top 10 list of dangerous intersections in Comal Coun But that doesnt mean you cant improve an There are always ways to make them When officials see a trend toward accidents at any particular intersec Malatek engineers investi gate and try to make it Its one of those things to where if an intersection does look possibly accident well look at it and add some fea Malatek See INSIDE Key Code 76 Golf course putting red light on some blue flags BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Landa Park Golf Course is cracking down on the abuse of handicapped flags that allow golfers to drive carts off the paths and to their This is a living Golf Course Manager Ward Watson said of the golf course at Mondays city council And I dont have the mon ey to maintain it the way it needs to be This is a privilege people are and its harming the Council approved the first reading of an ordinance changing the way golfers get permission to drive carts off fairways to get their Under the new only people who have handicapped parking permits from the state are eligible to receive the The ordinance also changes the col or from red to blue and prohibits any one from riding with the person eli gible to receive the blue Councilwomen Juliet Watson and Debbie Flume voted against the ordi while Mayor Stoney Mayor Pro Tern Lee Robert Kendrick and Larry Alexan der voted in Currently golfers ask for red flags and do not need to show proof of an actual physical The flags are signals that the golfers have permission to drive carts on the They are supposed to drive from the path to their balls with a 90degree turn from the path and then Too many people abuse the system See Golfers with a blue flag are allowed offpath access at the Landa Park Golf
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