Five restaurants — a snow cone stand, a pizza place, an Italian chain store and two doughnut shops — failed to earn “A” grades on the most recent round of inspections 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 lowest score received in the most recent round of inspections were “B” grades and they went to the Snow Cone Stand, 1330 W. Taylor in Sherman; Little Caesars, 1431 W. Morton Street in Denison; Southern Maid Donuts, 2731 W. Morton Street in Denison; Hot ‘n Creamy Donuts, 700 Hwy. 120 East in Pottsboro, and the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 3701 U.S. Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman.


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


Allsup’s Convenience Store, 100 Hwy. 120 East, in Pottsboro;


HPM Boat Dock, 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, in Pottsboro;


Lake Texoma Baptist Youth Camp, 28613 Preston Bend Rd., in Pottsboro;


Roma’s Pizza, 682 FM 120 East #9, in Pottsboro;


Burger Barn, 6060 FM 1417, in Denison;


Sonic Drive In-Pottsboro, 202 E. Hwy. 120, in Pottsboro;


Super Quick Mart, 801 W. Main St., in Denison;


TCC/Texoma Community Center, 100 Memorial Dr., in Denison;


Mo’s Grill@Highport, 120 Texoma Harbor Dr., in Pottsboro;


The Island Bar Grill, 120 Texoma Harbor Dr., in Pottsboro;


The Old Mining Camp Smokehouse, 3116 Regency Ln., in Denison;


Tropical Snow, 600 W. Coffin St., in Denison;


Chef Robert Aranson, 219 N. Travis, in Sherman;


Lucky 2 BBQ Catering & Vending, 2800 Ray Dr., in Denison;


Nerdy Nation Frozen Creations, 509 Windy Ln., in Sherman;


Wild Berry Farm, 905 Crawford Street, in Sadler;


Camp James Ray, 71 Camp James Ray Rd., in Pottsboro;


Nick’s Family Restaurant, 210 S. Austin Avenue, in Denison;


Parkview Learning Center, 206 FM 120 East, in Pottsboro;


Sunshine Center For Children, 308 Front St., in Pottsboro;


Tackle Box, 83924 N. Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;


Texoma Food Mart-Pottsboro, 84161 Hwy. 289 North, in Pottsboro;


Watson’s Drive In, 631 W. Main St., in Denison;


Grayson Crisis Center, 4200 N. Travis St., in Sherman;


One Stop Food Store, 1401 S. Austin Ave., in Denison;


Passport Pottsboro, 7606 Hwy. 289 North, in Pottsboro.