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91 Years in Bremond VOLUME XCI

The Bremond Press


B. Y. Line


OBITUARIES Norman Szymanski




Number 9

Bremond 21 Chilton 14 in Overtime Much Anticipated Game Lives Up to Hype

On The Playoff Trail!! Cold Spell Brings Lower Temps—

It’s a fine feeling for the hometown football team to achieve a perfect 10 and 0 season. The Tigers have made us all proud. We congratulate all the players, the coaches and all who cheered them on. It will be fun to hit the playoff trail once more. More power to them as they climb up. Let’s all back them all the way— Sure was an abrupt change in the temperature this week. Monday was a gorgeous day, bright and warm. Tuesday morning it was a different story. It is still bright but so much colder. If it did not freeze this morning, it did come mighty close to it. After tomorrow things will start warming up and there should be some nice days after that. On the coldest day of the season our heaters acted up. The small one in our bedroom that has worked so well for years, was off completely, not even a pilot light. Did get the pilot light to come on – for a little while – but then all went out again. Younger Son came over and couldn’t get it to work either. So on Thursday morn while in Bryan we got a replacement. Next day the big stove in the main part of the house had the same problem. But he did work on that one and it is working all right. Was there something wrong with the gas company? Maybe it was just a coincident— That new dollar store has come up quite fast. Guess they will let us know soon on what day they will open for business. The building, replacing an old, old landmark house, really changes the scene on Hwy. 14 North. In Calvert they have just started the construction of their new dollar store. The Pet of the Week has been a very popular feature in the Press for some time. Readers out of town are welcome to send in a picture of their interesting pet and some information about it. We liked the pet last week – an old hen! Way down yonder in New Orleans the situation got so bad last Sunday that it is hard to even talk about it. It ‘s a good thing they will get a rest this week. Still, hope never dies so maybe the ‘Boys will be “on” next week when they play the Giants. The Ags sure have a tough one coming up on next Saturday down in Louisiana. Baylor is expected to fly high again this Saturday against Texas Tech, but football is a crazy game. Anything can happen – and usually does. That goes for the game in Austin, too. Our guessing football game scores along with a dozen sports lovers, was really good. Stayed at the top for five straight weeks. But all that goes up has to come down. And that’s where we are this week, all the way down. It’s a good thing that we don’t bet on sports. Where will the Tigers play next week? The opposing team will be either Meridian or Detroit. If it is Meridian the site should be in the Waco area. That’s the way it was when we played them once before. If it is Detroit the game site will likely be way up north. Through out the years playoff games have taken us in all directions. Can’t recall ever playing Detroit so that would be a new experience. With half of November gone thoughts are on Thanksgiving. It’s a great American holiday. As most folks do, we try to have a gathering of family for good food and drink and lots of fellowship. Football games are a part of it all, too. Some of the family go to the Cowboy game on Thursday. Then on Friday it is usually a playoff game for Bremond. Us girls will stay home and enjoy turkey and all on Thursday. On Friday all can have leftovers. On Saturday hopefully another Turkey will be cooked and all can celebrate together. The catastrophe in the Philippines is so tragic. Our sending in the Marines to help was very appropriate. Donate to the organization you prefer to help, as help is greatly needed there. None of the news is any good. Can hardly listen to them, to the statewide or the national. Locally things are not bad. Thanks for that— Cook up some stew, a sweet potato pie or whatever goes good for you in this fall weather. All too soon old man winter will be with us. BY BY

Apr. 8, 1939 – Nov. 4, 2013 Funeral services for Norman Leonard Szymanski, age 74, of Porter will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, November 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bremond. Father Celso Yu and Deacon Gordon Robertson will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Armatys, Mike Weber, Daniel Rekieta, Robert Szymanski, Dennis Bashinski, Luis Solórzano, Steve Williams, and Jeffery Hopcus. Michael Hopcus will serve as an honorary pallbearer. Mr. Szymanski passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Hermann Memorial North East Hospital in Humble. He was born in Bremond on April 8, 1939 to Joseph and Victoria Zajac Szymanski. He attended St. Mary’s School and after graduation enlisted in the US Army in 1956. Following his military service he moved to Dallas where he was employed as a waiter. Norman married Lou Ann Kubiak from Bremond on June 25, 1966 in Houston and began working as truck driver for Central Freight Lines, Inc. He retired from Central after 26 years of service in 1993. Norman returned to the work force in 1998 and worked as a delivery driver with Fujicolor, a division of Wal-Mart. After six years he took a second retirement so he could spend more time with his family and enjoy his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Lou Ann Szymanski of Porter; daughters and sons-inlaw, Cindy Szymanski Armatys & Mark Armatys of Navasota and Sharon Szymanski & Mike Weber of Kingwood; grandchildren, Matthew Armatys of Navasota and Armia Weber and Keyara Weber of Louisiana; brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Jo Ann Szymanski of Fairfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances Robertson & the late Cletius Robertson of Bremond, Florence & Walter Smith of Groesbeck, Clara & Louis Rekieta of Bremond and Veronica & Clifton Hopcus of Hearne; and countless nieces, nephews and extended family members. Servicees were under the direction of Bremond Funeral Home.


DENISON IS LEADING TACKLER AGAINST CHILTON. Big #54 Draven Denison (6’3” 265 lb.), a senior, had 11 tackles including a sack for a 6 yard loss in Bremond’s 21-14 win over Chilton. After the game he posed for this picture with his proud daddy, Robert Denison. Coach Jeff Kasowski gave credit to the seniors for providing the right kind of leadership to win the close game. He said the seniors didn’t want to lose their last game at home, especially to Chilton, and were willing to do whatever it took to win. The price of admission was a bargain for the entertainment the game provided. The win should give the Tigers momentum heading into the playoffs.

I am pleased to announce that the Type B Economic Development Committee in conjunction with the City of Bremond is offering any Business within the City of Bremond open to the public a Grant opportunity of $750.00, to be used for Store Front Improvement. We appreciate the businesses here in Bremond and want to show our appreciation with these free dollars. This Grant opportunity will be valid from November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014. Please contact City Hall at 254-7467730 for details. Ricky Swick Mayor

BREMOND DEFENSE. #3 James Jones grabs this pass just before it reached the intended receiver Chilton’s #9 Javarius Young. The interception came near the end of the third quarter at the Bremond 8 yard line. The Pirates were threatening to score after covering a Bremond fumble at the Tiger 42 yard line. #5 is Cade Grych, who was ready to tackle Young if he came down with the ball. There was a lot of action in the very close game and the big crowd had to stay around until the last play in overtime.

Tigers Survive Chilton Pirate Invasion Win Playoff Type Game Before Playoffs Start The Chilton Pirate speed was as impressive as advertised but in the end, that came after time ran out, it was the Bremond defense that prevailed. Chilton jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter but the Tigers scored on their last possession of the first half and on their first possession of the second half to tie it at 14. Neither team scored the rest of the way and it went to overtime. Bremond lost the flip and had to go on offense first and scored on a 12 yard James Jones run on their second play and Colby Wilganowski kicked the

Benefit in Kosse for Dean Kyle on Nov. 17

KOSSE– Dean Kyle, an area cowboy, ranch hand, farm hand and local lifelong resident was recently diagnosed with cancer of the lymph gland. He has undergone one surgery and faces more along with chemotherapy and radiation. Dean is widely known in the area and has worked for many folks. Please join us on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Kosse Community Center for a lunch catered by Austin’s Family Steakhouse. The lunch will be $10 per plate for adults and $5 per plate for children. There will also be items auctioned and ALL proceeds will benefit Dean Kyle. Serving will begin at 11:30am. During this lunch and in the coming weeks tickets will be sold for a “Wild Hog Hunt” as first prize and $250 cash for second prize. Watch for these tickets at local businesses. The prizes will be given away at the annual Kosse Community Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 21, 2013 at the Kosse Community Center.

important extra point. Chilton picked up just two yards on their first play on a Javarius Young run and he was stopped for no gain on second down. Young then misfired on two passes and the Tigers celebrated a hard-fought 21-14 win, a district championship and a perfect 10-0 regular season. According to some old Tiger Fans the crowd at Tiger Field was the largest they had ever seen for a Bremond home game (at the present Tiger Field location). And by far, it was the loudest. Cars that couldn’t fit in the parking lots lined both sides of FM 46 from Burnet Street to passed the City Cemetery. There was a large group of tailgaters set up on the side of the road across from the south end zone, and they even had a small fire burning along with a barbecue pit smoking. Bremond kicked off to start the game and the coverage team was able to stop an indecisive Pirate return man at the Pirate 11 yard line but a flag was thrown for illegal procedure against the Tigers. The second kick from 5 yards back was not as good and Chilton brought it out to their 28. The Pirates threw passes on their first two plays but both were incomplete. They ran on third down and gained 7 but had to punt. Chilton super athlete #4 Charles Simpson got off a 40 yard punt and Bremond took over on their 29. The Tigers gained 3 on a James Jones run on first down but on second down the pitch from quarterback Cade Grych to Jones on an option play to the right was forced early by Chilton and the ball fell to the ground and was covered by the Pirates at the

Tiger 25. Simpson gained 17 on first down for a 1st and goal at the 8. A holding penalty on Chilton on second down pushed the ball back to the 18. Hunter Stuard stopped Simpson for a 2 yard loss to put the ball back to the 20. Two passes to the end zone were not catchable and the Pirates didn’t get any points off the turnover. The inability for Chilton to complete passes on the Tiger D was a trend that started early and continued into overtime. Bremond’s offense sputtered after making one first down and had to punt. The Pirates took over on their 27 and marched down the field with Simpson doing most of the damage. He broke a 46 yard run to the Tiger 20 and then his partner #9 Young carried for 16 to the Tiger 4. It took Simpson two carries to get it the rest of the way. Officially he scored on a 1 yard run. #52 Samuel Sanchez kicked the extra point for a 7-0 Pirate lead with 3:15 left in the first quarter. The ensuing kickoff was kicked high and short by Sanchez and a heads-up catch by Tanner Redus had Bremond start with good field position at their 43. A chop block penalty against the Tigers nullified a nice looking pass from Grych to Dawagiek Scaggs that picked up 13 yards. The Tigers couldn’t overcome the penalty and had to punt again. Chilton took over on their 34 and on the first play Young sprinted 55 yards to the Tiger 11. A penalty on the Tiger bench on the play moved the ball to 6 yard line. Simpson gained 4 on the next play and 2 on the next for his second short touchdown run. Sanchez kicked the extra point for a 14-0 lead with 58 seconds Continued on Page 2

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This interception stopped the opponents drive which then led to overtime where the Bremond Tigers won the district championship.

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This interception stopped the opponents drive which then led to overtime where the Bremond Tigers won the district championship.