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Viennese bassist captures international title

Four finalists gave their all Tuesday night in hopes of winning the top prize in the world's most prestigious double bass competition.

In the end, it was Dominik Wagner, a 20-year-old Viennese bassist, who charmed both the audience and the jury to win the $30,000 Grand Prix in the Bradetich Foundation's International Double Bass Solo Competition, held at the University of North Texas.

Wagner -- who earned the most enthusiastic ovation from the audience -- bested his competitors with a thrilling performance of Andres Martin's Concierto para Contrabajo y Orquesta. Szymon Marciniak and Marek Romanowski, both of whom...

Harvey and Irma put federal funds and FEMA to the test

The disaster relief bill given final approval by Congress on Friday can't come too soon for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Without a new injection of funds, officials said FEMA's cash box would be empty as early as this weekend, right around the time that Hurricane Irma is scheduled to slam into southern Florida, while southeast Texas and Louisiana are still drying out from Hurricane Harvey.

The agency can "easily go through $200 million in a day," according to Elizabeth Zimmerman, a former associate administrator at FEMA, "just gearing up, responding and being prepared for a disaster that's coming."


Why the Dallas area may have a shot at Amazon's second headquarters

Every city in North America with at least 1 million people was just handed an unprecedented assignment  -- wants proposals by Oct. 19 on where to house its second headquarters. 

The online behemoth, which is based in Seattle, said Thursday that it’s commenced a search for a new city to accommodate its future growth, promising to spend more than $5 billion and bring 50,000 jobs to what founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said will be “a full equal” new headquarters, which it has dubbed “HQ2”. 

And all early indications are that the competition is going to be fierce. 

Dallas, always seeing...

The Club will be back in business soon

The University of North Texas' student-run restaurant gives students hands-on experience running a successful business.

The Club at Gateway Center serves three-course lunches and opens on weekdays for a limited time, from Oct. 2 through Dec. 1.

Hospitality management students oversee the entire dining experience, including meal preparation, marketing, budgeting, menu planning and staff management.

Each semester, a culinary guru is invited to campus to help prepare a one-of-a-kind gourmet meal for diners attending the restaurant's Guest Chef Day. Patrick Mitchell, the 2016 USA National Chef of the Year, will...

Harvey puts college on hold for students who can't get to their schools

Some Texas college students have struggled to make it back to school because of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

But top college leaders, at least locally, say they understand and are working with students who live in, or have to pass through, the hardest hit areas — Houston and the Coastal Bend.

At Texas Christian University, officials are working with nearly 900 students who come from counties that were in the path of the torrential storm that devastated some small beachside communities in the Coastal Bend before dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Houston in just a few days.

“Our efforts include...

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