A local convenience store failed its most recent inspection by the Grayson County Health Department.


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.


The Passport at 401 E. Main Street in Denison received an “F” on its most recent inspection. The inspection report said that most of the surfaces in the establishment’s kitchen were soiled and that two employees who were questioned could not demonstrate knowledge of food service rules and procedures. The inspector did not find any sanitizing solution behind the food service counter. The inspector was also informed that the handwashing sink was not operational. Additionally, the report said that opened packages of frozen food were not properly labeled.


After failing its inspection last month because of “moldy, fuzzy beans” and discolored meat product that could not be identified, Mexican food eatery Arroyo’s at 814 E. Lamar in Sherman received an “A” grade on this round of inspections.


The following eateries also received an “A” on their most recent inspection:


DISD/High School, 4200 Hwy. 91 North, in Denison;


Lone Star Food Store, 990 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy., in Van Alstyne;


Lone Star Food Store Subway, 990 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy., in Van Alstyne


Lone Star Food Store Mi Taco, 990 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy., in Van Alstyne;


Lone Star Food Store TexaKona, 990 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy., in Van Alstyne;


CJ’s Coffee Shop, 514 West Main, in Denison;


Scott Middle School, 1901 S. Mirick Ave., in Denison;


Takara Hibachi Express, 225 Crawford@Mobile Food Park, in Denison;


B McDaniel Middle School, 400 Lillis Ln., in Denison;


Lucky Stop, 5006 Hwy. 1417 South, in Denison;


Preston Center Convenience, 83462 N. Hwy 289, in Pottsboro;


Enterhealth Life Recovery Cnt, 524 N. Lincoln Park Rd., in Van Alstyne;


E-Z Mart No. 4207, 201 W. Main Street, in Whitesboro;


Nancy’s Country Deli & Sweet Shoppe, 201 S. Ray Roberts Pkwy., in Tioga;


Victorian Inns, 1013 Hwy. 82 West, in Whitesboro;


Papa John’s, 3515 W. FM 120, in Denison;


Southern Crispy Donuts, 315 FM 120 East, in Pottsboro;


Subway, 3427 W. FM 120, in Denison;


Grandpappy Point Gas Dock, 132 Grandpappy Dr., in Denison;


Roger Country Store, 7015 FM 120 West, in Denison;


GF Beef, 5579 W. FM 120, in Denison;


Huck’s Catfish, 2811 Trail Drive, in Denison;


Tito’s Tacos, 902 E. Lamar, in Sherman;


Cotton Patch Café, 500 N. U.S. Hwy. 75, in Denison;


Craft Pies Pizza, 81750 N. Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;


Dominion Farms/K Bar K Ranch, 813 Well Rd., in Denison;


Light House Resort & Marina, 300 Lighthouse Drive, in Pottsboro;


Straight Chillin@The Path, 114 W. Hwy 11, in Tom Bean;


Tom Bean Elementary, 105 Eubanks, in Tom Bean;


Tom Bean High School, 7719 State Hwy. 11, in Tom Bean;


Tom Bean Middle School, 289 Franklin Road, in Tom Bean;


Daylight Donuts-WB, 608 N. Union St., in Whitesboro;


Sonic Drive-In of Whitesboro, 1003 N. Hwy. 377, in Whitesboro;


The following eatery got a “B” on its most recent inspection:


Bacon Brothers Burgers & BBQ Mobile, 225 Crawford@Mobile Food Park, in Denison.