Holding ready-to-eat foods at the wrong temperature caused one local dining option to receive a “C” on 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.


Denison Express Mart, 530 Hwy. 75 N. in Denison received the lowest grade given in the most recent round of inspections and that was a “C.”


The inspector’s report on that visit showed that holding food at the wrong temperature was the culprit that caused the eatery to score so low.


“The store owner was unaware that refrigerated food requiring time/temperature control for safety must be internally maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below at all times,” Sanitarian Marshall Ward wrote in his inspection report.


The report said he found a cheeseburger, ten commercially prepackaged smoked ham and cheese sandwiches, two turkey club sandwiches, six chicken salad sandwiches, nine tuna sandwiches, and seven roasted turkey sandwiches were all discarded because they were not being held at the appropriate temperature.


Ward also noted that the bagged ice made at the store was not properly labeled and the store owner’s food manager permit had expired.


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


Camino Viejo Restaurant, 110 E. Houston, in Sherman;


Star Mart, 1728 South FM 1417, in Sherman;


Hampton Inn & Suites, 3415 Ansley Rd, in Denison;


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


Manuelito’s, 106 N. Main St, in Collinsville;


Country Garden Cuisine, 2700 S. Eisenhower Pkwy. in Denison.


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


Backroad BBQ, 25646 US Hwy 377, in Whitesboro;


Daylight Donuts, 608 N Union St. in Whitesboro;


Subway, 809 N Union, Suite B, in Whitesboro;


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


Sory Elementary School, 120 Binkley Park, in Sherman;


Victorian Inns, 1013 Hwy 82 West, in Whitesboro;


Sherman High School, 2201 E. Lamar, in Sherman;


Enderby Gas, 20544 N. Hwy 377, in Whitesboro;


Meals on Wheels/Whitesboro Center, 105 Mineral Street, in Whitesboro;


Dollar General, 31340 Hwy. 377, in Gordonville;


Wakefield Elem School, 400 Sunset Blvd. in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store, 1716 Texoma Pkwy. in Sherman;


Bells Market, 104 Bells Blvd., in Bells;


La Ranchera, 103 E. King, in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store, 205 W. Bells, in Bells;


Mama Maria’s Main Street Diner & Candy, 120 W. Main St. in Denison;


Eisenhower Yacht Club, 2141 Park Road, in Denison;


Menchies Frozen Yogurt, 4001 N. Hwy. 75 Ste 200, in Sherman;


Pop Pop Popcorn, 125 N. Travis, in Sherman;


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


Roger Country Store, 7015 FM 120 W. in Denison;


Palio’s Pizza Café, 865 E. Northcreek Dr. in Sherman;


Mr. Jim’s Pizza, 2121 N FM 1417, in Sherman;


Eddie Mac’s, 2600 N. Travis St. in Sherman;


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


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


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


Domino’s Pizza, 1915 N. FM 1417, Ste 600, in Sherman;


Mariana’s Gorditas, 901 E. Lamar, Ste E., in Sherman;


Taco Casa, 1012 Hwy 377 N., in Whitesboro;


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


Family Dollar Store, 616 N. Union St., in Whitesboro;


Lone Star Food Store, 2920 N. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;


Panda Express, 4030 North Highway 75, in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store, 2920 N. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;


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


Pottsboro High School, 901 Highway 120, in Pottsboro;


Jalapeño Tree Denison, 3520 W. FM 120, in Denison;


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


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