Every other week, Daniel Vaughn compiles the latest in barbecue news and unearths a few surprises. Here’s the roundup for October 25-November 8.

After a two-month hiatus, BBQ on the Brazos, a Top 50 barbecue joint, has reopened in a new location.

Texas A&M will host a barbecue town hall for pitmasters:

Foodways Texas offers a yearly Barbecue Summer Camp at Texas A&M. Entry into the lottery for the 2019 event will begin on November 10. Hopeful students must secure membership to Foodways Texas before entering the lottery.

Tickets are on sale for the Houston versus Austin Barbecue Throwdown on December 9 in Austin.

Daddy Duncan’s BBQ, winner of the Houston BBQ Throwdown, plans a permanent location in Katy.

Sauce is making a comeback in Texas BBQ:

D Magazine praises the unique menu items at the new Louie King BBQ in Dallas.

The legendary Sammie’s BBQ has reopened in Fort Worth with former La Barbecue pitmaster Brendan Lamb smoking the meats.

The Texas BBQ Posse released a list of what they think are the 41 best barbecue joints in Texas.

Truth BBQ is coming to Houston soon:

B.R. Anderson of B Daddy’s BBQ in Helotes will open another location in the recently closed Texas 46 BBQ in Spring Branch.

The Daytripper and Rudy’s BBQ are teaming up for a canned food drive at the new Rudy’s location in Austin. Trade a canned good for ¼ pound of brisket on November 13.

At Ennis High School just south of Dallas students can make the varsity team in barbecue.

Do you like wine with your barbecue?

Nudists opened a non-nude barbecue joint in Wauconda, Illinois northwest of Chicago, and some in their small community aren’t happy.

Another big name in barbecue will try to make his mark in Vegas. Michael Symon will open a new location of Mabel’s BBQ there in December.

Butcher BBQ operates a food truck in Wellston, Oklahoma, and they just won the Jack Daniel’s World Championship barbecue competition.

Harrison Conners Sr. welded a pit together specifically for his son Howard Conyers to cook whole cow in for his Gumbo Jubilee in New Orleans: