Fanin is not worth the drive since his hours are not regular, although the meats are quite good. Not the best, but as good as this area offers.
Mumphord's is pretty damn solid
I have to disagree that this is the "best" in the Crossroads. Right here in Victoria, 3 places have it going on for some outstanding brisket. No need to drive all the way to Fannin. Mumphord's, Mearl's on South Moody, and the little trailer at lunchtime at Houston Highway and John Stockbauer are all delish. Try them if you haven't.