Our people: Portales music teacher Eunice Schumpert wanted to be an opera singer as a child

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Music is a part of each of Eunice Schumpert’s days. Eunice Schumpert of Portales doesn’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t singing and playing the piano. She is on the cusp of her 90th birthday and continues to be active as a piano and voice teacher. Schumpert […]

National Piano Guild audition set

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The National Piano Guild Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday in the piano studios of Eunice Schumpert in Portales and Doris Tankersly in Clovis. The adjudicator is a private piano teacher, Mary-Lynn Brown, of Las Cruces. Brown is a graduate of ENMU in piano performance, and has 36 credit hours toward a master’s degree […]

Shoutout: Clovis, Portales students recieve piano honors

The National Piano Guild Auditions for Clovis and Portales piano students were held in the studios of Doris Tankersley of Clovis and Eunice Schumpert of Portales on May 5 and May 6. Over 45 piano students were adjudicated by Joan Hines, professor of piano at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. All students received superior […]

Politics won’t be Kennedy’s lasting legacy

Freedom New Mexico It may seem ironic but it is somehow fitting: The most lasting contribution of one of the most intensely political dynastic families in American history will be an institution that transcends politics. It was started by a family member who never held or even ran for political office. The Special Olympics, officially […]

Jan. 26 – Free throw

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico senior Josh Murray focuses on the basket before sinking a free throw just before the half of Texico’s home game against Eunice Friday night.

Class 2A capsule

CNJ staff Texico advances to semis RIO RANCHO — Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice on Tuesday in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals. Texico (25-4) meets Navajo (21-1) Thursday in the semifinals. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

Lady Wolverines breeze into semis

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO – Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals Tuesday. Texico (25-4) advances to the semifinal on Thursday, meeting Navajo Prep or Clayton. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

Texico preps for early tip with Eunice

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Texico junior Bryn Mayfield, right, snags a rebound in the EPAC tournament in January. The Lady Wolverines play Eunice 8 a.m. today in the Class 2A state quarterfinals. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Faith Martin is a little concerned about today’s 8 a.m. start time for the […]

Wolverines advance in 2A playoffs

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Texico’s Edgardo Meza (26) is tackled low by Eunice’s Mark Newton (22) in Friday’s Class 2A playoff game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Two big pass plays kept Eunice in the game for a while, but Texico’s power eventually took over. The Wolverines failed to […]

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Eagles face tough task on road

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Christian Eagles are making their first appearance in the state football playoffs since becoming a full-fledged New Mexico Activities Association member three years ago. On paper, the draw they got isn’t a good one. Still, the eighth-seeded Eagles are hoping to soar when they play top-ranked and […]

Trammell, William (Bill)

William (Bill) Bryan Trammell, 78, of Eunice died Friday, June 23, 2006, at the VistaCare Hospice Center in Albuquerque. He had lung cancer. He was born in 1928 in Arch, the last of seven children. He graduated from high school at Portales in 1946. He briefly attended Eastern New Mexico University and then went into […]

Lady Wolverines beat Eunice in regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tips the ball over Eunice’s Jenny Pearson during their Class 2A Region C championship game Saturday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — With their trip to state already in the bag, the Texico Lady Wolverines made things a lot easier on themselves. Playing […]

Friday prep scores, capsules

CNJ staff Area scores Clovis 41, Highland 7 Fort Sumner 42, Eunice 7 Melrose 50, Valley Christian 26 Hondo 64, Clovis Christian 51 Muleshoe 35, Shallowater 7 Friona 27, Farwell 12 Raton 28, Portales 8 The Associated Press Albuquerque Academy 68, Tularosa 28 Artesia 49, Rio Rancho 35 Crownpoint 45, Thoreau 14 Dexter 21, Hagerman […]

Weekly prep football capsules

Eunice (3-1) at Texico (3-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice beat Hagerman 33-0; Texico beat Clayton 47-7. Last meeting: 2003, Texico blasted Eunice 59-0. Eunice player to watch: Ranson Fisher, QB. Keys to game: Texico coach Mike Prokop doesn’t expect a repeat of last year’s game and neither do the players. Prokop said […]

Friday prep football capsules

CNJ staff Friday Eunice 19, Fort Sumner 0 Records: Eunice 2-1, Fort Sumner 2-1. The difference: Eunice held Fort Sumner to 123 yards rushing. The difference makers: Eunice, QB Ranson Fisher rushed for a pair of short TDs and passed for another. Fort Sumner, Derek Dimitroff rushed for 81 yards. Number crunching: Eunice won two […]

Thursday’s prep linescores

CNJ staff Eunice Cardinals Tournament at Eunice First round Hobbs JV 7, Texico 0 Texico 000 00 — 0 1 4 Hobbs 212 02 — 7 10 0 Two-hour time limit Braden Vaughan and Logan Brown; Emanuel Montez, Tyler Irvin (3) and Kyle Campbell. W — Montez. L — Vaughan. 2B — Hobbs, Chris Rodriquez, […]

Wolverines not looking past Eunice

By Dave Wagner THE TEXICO WOLVERINES have won 18 of 19 games over the last two seasons. The Eunice Cardinals ended a 19-game losing streak by beating Cloudcroft in their 2003 season opener, but have managed just a 2-6 record this year. That doesn’t mean Wolverines coach Mike Prokop is about to look past Friday’s […]

Area football capsules

Complied by Dave Wagner and Eric Butler All Times MDT Eunice (1-1) at Ft. Sumner (2-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice lost at home to New Mexico Military Institute 49-14. Fort Sumner won at Capitan 32-10. Last meeting: 2002, Fort Sumner routed the Cardinals 60-0 at Eunice en route to its second consecutive […]