A local child care facility received a “C” grade on the most recent rounds of food safety inspections, while several local school districts proved they have the food safety rules down by getting “A” grades on their inspections.


The Grayson County Health Department rates restaurants and other establishments that serve food based on their adherence to codes set by the Texas Department of Health. Restaurants are given an “A,” “B,” “C” or “F” score. An “A” means sanitarians reported no or only a few minor violations. Those with a “B” were found to have several minor violations, but nothing major. Restaurants with a “C” might have a major violation or repeat offenses, but in the inspectors’ opinions, nothing bad enough to warrant an “F.” An “A” means sanitarians reported 10 or fewer demerits. Those with a “B” received 11-20 demerits. Restaurants with a “C” earned 21-30 demerits and restaurants with “F” ratings had more than 30 demerits.


Stepping Stones Learning Center, at 1510 Baker Drive in Sherman, was the only local eatery to receive a “C” grade on the most recent round of inspections.


The inspection report showed that the inspector found raw shell eggs stored above fruit juice in the home-style refrigerator. That fridge also lacked a thermometer for the crew to monitor the temperature in the unit. One top of that, the inspector found the staff didn’t have access to the hand-washing sink because it was blocked off with items stored in and in front of it.


Additionally, the inspection report said the ware washing area wasn’t set up properly and the crisper drawer in the fridge was broken. The report also said the microwave and other areas of the kitchen were grimy.


The following businesses received a “B” on their inspections:


MAK Mini Mart, 3325 S. Woodlawn, in Denison;


Food Mart, 3714 N. Hwy. 91, in Denison;


Park In Beverage, 5014 Texoma Pkwy., in Denison;


Chuck E. Cheese, 3808 U.S. Hwy. 75, in Sherman.


The following businesses received an “A” on their inspections:


Healing Springs Ranch, 100 S. Tioga St., in Tioga;


Tioga Independent School District, 405 North Florence, in Tioga;


Triangle 66, 401 N. Hwy. 377, in Tioga;


Children’s Tree Learning Ctr, 2532 Hwy. 82 East, in Whitesboro;


Collinsville Independent School District Elementary School, 502 Pecan Street, in Collinsville;


Collinsville Independent School District High School, 202 N. Broadway, in Collinsville;


Hyde Park Elementary, 1701 Hyde Park Ave., in Denison;


E-Z Mart, 201 W. Main Street, in Whitesboro;


Stop N Shop, 17207 State Hwy. 56 West, in Sherman;


S & S Elementary School, 4217 Elementary Drive, in Southmayd;


S & S High School, 404 Main St., in Sadler;


S & S Middle School, 200 Ram Drive, in Sadler;


Houston Elementary School, 1100 W. Morgan Street, in Denison;


Mayes Elementary School, 201 Jennie Ln., in Denison;


Braum’s Ice Cream, 710 N. Hwy. 75, in Denison;


Jalapeno Tree Denison, 3520 FM 120, in Denison;


Pottsboro Elementary School, 101 Hwy. 120 East, in Pottsboro;


Pottsboro High School, 901 Highway 120, in Pottsboro;


Pottsboro Middle School, 101 Highway 120, in Pottsboro;


Crawford Quick Mart, 2431 West Crawford Street, in Denison;


Lamar Elementary School, 1000 S. Fifth Ave., in Denison;


Terrell Elementary School, 230 W. MLK St., in Denison;


Mooyah Burgers, 4114 Hwy. 75 North, suite 100, in Sherman;


Arby’s #6488-Denison, 515 Hwy. 75 North, in Denison;


Arete Gourmet Sliders & More, 1710 Cooper St., in Melissa;


Best Western Texoma Hotel & Suites, 810 N. U.S. Hwy. 75, in Denison;


Helmberger Commissary, 5284 FM 2729, in Van Alstyne;


M J Mart, 101 Hwy. 120 West, in Pottsboro;


Jack & Jill Day Care Center, 800 W. MLK Street, in Denison;


Kiotee Club, 623 S. Mirick, in Denison.