Though no local eatery failed the most recent round of Health Department inspections, one taco place and one chicken place scored the lowest passing grade by receiving “C” grades.


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” had 21-30 demerits and restaurants with “F” ratings received more than 30 demerits.


Both Tacos Fanny, 23o S. Armstrong in Denison, and Golden Chick, 3121 Regency Lane in Denison, received the “C” grades.


The report on the inspection for Tacos Fanny noted that the food service managers failed to demonstrate basic knowledge to operate their mobile food unit. He said the dedicated hand washing sink had something stored in the basin. The report also noted that the business discharging liquid waste at the owner’s residence on the street is prohibited by the Texas Food Establishment rules. It also noted that one food manager and owner has “been working without a valid food manager permit since June of 2017.”


The report on Golden Chick said that several pieces of chicken, when inspected, were found that they were being held at the wrong temperature. The report also said the inspector noticed the absence of a thermometer in the walk-in cooler. The report also noted that several items in the kitchen were damaged or not clean enough. Also it stated that an employee drink was found stored without a lid near the food utensils.


The following establishments received “B” grades on their most recent inspections:


Gateway, 3100 N. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;


Dollar General, 1706 E. Lamar St., in Sherman;


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


Sun Shine, 106 Sunset Blvd., in Sherman;


The following establishments received “A” grades on their most recent inspections:


Circle K, 3621 S. Sam Rayburn, in Sherman;


Rising Stars Learning Center, 826 N. Crockett, in Sherman;


Braums Ice Cream, 2506 Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store/Dickey’s BBQ, 529 W. Lamar St., in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store, 2121 N. Hwy. 1417, in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store-Subway, 2121 N. Hwy. 1417, in Sherman;


Starbucks Coffee Company, 2918 Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;


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


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


Bean Me Up Coffee House, 115 S. Travis, in Sherman;


College Street Diner, 900 N. Broughton, in Sherman;


Collinsville Food Mart, 705 Hwy. 377 North, in Collinsville;


Collinsville ISD Elementary School, 502 Pecan Street, in Collinsville;


Collinsville ISD High School, 202 N. Broadway, in Collinsville;


B-Dawgz Street Doggz Mobile truck, 1408 Andy Dr., in Sherman;


Burger King #6502, 3120 FM 120, in Denison;


Family Dollar Pottsboro, 102 W. FM 120, in Pottsboro;


MD Burger N’ Stuff-Mobile, 2400 S. Travis Street, in Sherman;


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


Pottsboro High School, 901 Highway 120, in Pottsboro;


Pottsboro Middle School, 101 Hwy. 120, in Pottsboro;


Two Brothers Hibachi Mobile, 917 E. Centennial, in Sherman;


VFW Lake Texoma Post 7873, 250 V.F.W. Drive, in Pottsboro;


Catfish King, 3301 N. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;


Dollar Tree Store, 3416 Town Center Street, in Sherman;


Family Dollar Store, 1617 E. Lamar, in Sherman;


Sunset Food Mart, 111 N. Sunset Blvd., in Sherman;


Shining Stars, 1201 W. Nelson, in Denison;


El Chico, 2815 N. Sam Rayburn Frwy., in Sherman;


Lone Star Foods, 1911 N. Travis St, in Sherman.