Smoke Stack Bar-B-Q opens in Kingwood; space-themed virtual reality experience coming to Sawyer Yards in December and more Houston-area news

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Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Smoke Stack Bar-B-Q opens at Centre at Northpark in Kingwood

The restaurant serves classic barbecue dishes, such as brisket, ribs, chicken and turkey, as well as sides, such as potato salad and “sissy’s” mac and cheese.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose



Traveling space-themed virtual reality experience coming to Sawyer Yards in December

An interactive virtual reality experience that will allow visitors to explore the International Space Station is coming to Sawyer Yards in December.

Katy

Veterinary Emergency Group opens Katy location

Veterinary Emergency Group opened its 26th location at 1370 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy, on Oct. 6. The emergency vet service is open 24/7, including on holidays.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Dreamz Smoke and Vape now open in Sugar Land

Dreamz offers a variety of tobacco smoking items and other adult products. Customers must be 18 or older.

Pearland-Friendswood

National retail store Windsor Fashions LLC opens at Baybrook Mall

Windsor Fashions, a retailer with over 270 U.S.-based stores, focuses on women’s apparel for all occasions and offers dresses; tops; bottoms; jackets; shoes; and accessories, such as jewelry, handbags and hats.

Claire Frazier, Sierra Rozen, Laura Aebi, Andy Yanez and Emily Lincke contributed to this report.



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An average of 17.2 veterans died by suicide daily in 2019—a 36% increase from 2001, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in September.

Hebrews Coffeehouse specializes in coffee flights, an assortment of four specialty coffees with flavors changed every two weeks. (Courtesy Hebrews Coffeehouse)
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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during Winter Storm Uri in February. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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