“Moldy, fuzzy beans” and discolored meat product that could not be identified were two of the items that led to a local restaurant failing its food safety 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.


Mexican food eatery Arroyo’s at 814 E. Lamar in Sherman received 32 demerits for a score of 68 on its inspection.


The moldy, fuzzy beans were found in a refrigerator with the meat.


“Multiple food items were observed in the walk-in freezer in bad condition,” the inspector’s report said.


The report also noted the inspector saw a woman working food service who did not use gloves or other barrier when preparing food.


“I had to tell her multiple times to put gloves on before handling ready to eat foods,” the report stated.


It also stated that prepared food in the freezer was not date marked properly and that there were no paper towels at the handwashing sink.


While Arroyo’s was the only establishment to fail its inspection, another Mexican food eatery also received a low rating. La Michoacana Taqueria & Bakery, 1000 North Travis Street in Sherman, received a “C” on its most recent inspection.


Not properly labeling the items on the salad bar was the top item on the health department’s inspection form at La Michoacana. The items are supposed to be labeled with the time they were put on the bar and the time that they needed to be removed. The report also showed that the inspector observed raw eggs stored over ready to eat foods and raw meat being stored above salsa. The establishment didn’t have a designated sink for handwashing and an employee was observed washing their hands in the three-compartment sink.


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


Abby’s, 110 E. Haning, in Howe;


Stepping Stones Learning Center, 1510 Baker Rd., in Sherman;


Burger King, 1213 N. Travis St., in Sherman;


Old Iron Post, 101 N. Travis St., in Sherman;


Meals On Wheels, 148 S. Main St., in Van Alstyne;


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


Dairy Queen, 103 Sunset Blvd., in Sherman;


La Placita, 1015 W. Houston, in Sherman;


La Placita Mobile, 1015 W. Houston, in Sherman;


Super Stop, 2510 U.S. Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;


Suzie Cutes Café, 409 Main Street, in Denison;


Dollar General, 31340 Hwy. 377, in Gordonville;


Friends of the Van Alstyne Library, 211 N. Preston, in Van Alstyne;


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


Eisenhower Yacht Club (boat dock), 2141 Park Road 20, in Denison;


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


Longhorn C. Store, 7205 B FM 691, in Denison;


North Rig Grill, 414 U.S. Hwy. 75 North, in Denison;


Backroad BBQ, 25646 U.S. Hwy. 377, in Whitesboro;


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


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


Hampton Inn, 2904 Michelle Drive, in Sherman;


La Quinta Inn, 2912 Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;


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


Texas Roadhouse, 2773 U.S. Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;


Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 13015 S. Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;


Paradise Grill & Grocery, 23 Paradise Cove Rd., in Pottsboro;


Legacy Assisted Living, 1100 Reba McEntire Ln., in Denison;


The Terrace at Denison, 1300 Memorial Dr., in Denison;


Homestead of Denison, 1101 Reba McEntire Lane, in Denison;


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


Panda Express, 4030 North Highway 75, in Sherman;


S & S Eats & Treats, 803 S. Hwy. 160, in Whitewright;


Schlotzsky’s, 3124 Regency Ln., in Denison;


Swan Crossing, 3065 Ball Rd., in Whitewright;


Triple R Barbeque, 504 N. Hwy. 69, in Whitewright;


Carol’s Red Apron, 124 S. Woods Street, in Sherman;


Dairy Queen, 2002 E. Lamar St., in Sherman;


Dollar General, 811 S. Hwy 160, in Whitewright;


Meals On Wheels/Whitewright Center, 123 W. Grand, in Whitewright;


Munson Park-Little League, 2000 N. Hwy. 69, in Denison;


One Eyed Jack Saloon, 501 N. Hwy. 69, in Whitewright;


Spring Market, 301 Hwy. 69 South, in Whitewright;


The Loft Pizza Pub, 107 W. Grand, in Whitewright;


TI-American Food & Vending, 6412 S. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;


Whitewright Elem/Middle School, 305 Highland, in Whitewright;


Whitewright High School Cafeteria, 304 Echols Lane, in Whitewright;


CVS/Pharmacy, 2910 FM 120 West, in Denison;


Jungle Burger, 2119 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;


Lone Star Food Store, 4411 Hwy. 75 North, in Denison;


Red River Café@Lone Star, 4411 Hwy. 75 North, in Denison;


Save-A-Lot, 1733 Texoma Parkway, in Sherman;


Skatelands of America, 2629 S. Woodlawn, in Denison;


Southern Maid Donuts, 7319 Hwy. 691, in Denison;


Southern Maid Donuts, 1712 Loy Lake Rd., in Sherman;


Denison Housing Authority, 330 North 8th Avenue, in Denison;


Dollar General, 1821 S. FM 1417, in Sherman;


Dollar General, 220 Sunset Blvd., in Sherman;


Dollar General, 1704 Highway 1417 North, in Sherman;


Luke’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2700 Texoma Parkway, in Sherman;


Taco Bell #28789 FM 120, 3420 W. FM 120, in Denison;


Tanglewood Resort 19th Hole, 3290 Tanglewood Circle, in Pottsboro;


Sali’s Italian Restaurant, 1018 S. Austin Ave., in Denison;


Gourmet Waffle Shop & Café, 2418 W. Morton St., in Denison;


Kathleen’s Kitchen, 1913 N. Travis St., in Sherman;


Lovejoys On Main Street, 138 E. Main St., in Whitesboro;


Meals On Wheels/Sherman Center, 1500 N. Broughton St., in Sherman;


Pirate Island, 104 N. Main, in Collinsville;


Total Nutrition, 1628 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;


Women’s Gift Exchange, 115 S. Travis, in Sherman.