A Gunter convenience store received the lowest passing grade in the recent health department inspections of local eateries.
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.
Gunter Food Mart, which is located at 417 8th Street in Gunter, received a “C” rating on its most recent inspection, which was released to the Herald Democrat by the GCHD.
The report said the inspector found the interior of the ice spout on the soda machine was “heavily soiled with brown & black slime-like substance.” The inspector also noted that several types of food were found uncovered in the freezer and that raw shell eggs were found stored above potentially hazardous foods like cheese.
Other offenses that were listed in the report included employees who didn’t have hair nets preparing food, items stored in boxes directly on the floor, and broken or heavily soiled items in the kitchen.
The following establishments received a “B” rating:
Hot ‘n Creamy Donuts, 700 Hwy. 120 E., in Pottsboro;
Sandusky Store, 25524 Hwy. 377 North, in Whitesboro;
Andreas, 110 Hwy. 289 Suite 8-9, in Gunter;
Don Chano’s Taqueria, 4909 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;
The Bridges Golf Club, 2400 Fred Couples Dr., in Gunter;
The following eateries received “A” grades:
Geno’s Pizzeria, 223 Gene Autrey, in Tioga;
Pizza Hut of Whitesboro, 1000 E. Hwy. 82, in Whitesboro;
Texoma Delivery, P.O. Box 2324, in Sherman;
Tom Bean Elem, 105 Eubanks, in Tom Bean;
Tom Bean High School, 7719 State Hwy. 11, in Tom Bean;
Whitewright Elementary/Middle School, 305 Highland, in Whitewright;
Whitewright High School Cafeteria, 304 Echols Lane, in Whitewright;
Your Neighbor’s House, 201 S. Union Street, in Whitesboro;
Grayson College Cafeteria/Great West. Dining, 6101 Grayson Dr., in Denison;
HPM Boat Dock, 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, in Pottsboro;
Roma’s Pizza, 682 FM 120 East #9, in Pottsboro;
Total Nutrition@GC, 6101 Grayson Dr., in Denison;
Arby’s No. 6488-Denison, 515 Hwy. 75 North, in Denison;
Cinemark, 3310 Town Center St., in Sherman;
Dollar General No. 9893-Gunter, 929 North 8th Street, in Gunter;
Ground Up Coffee, 409 N. 8th Street, in Gunter;
The Sisters Hideaway 11, 121 Lazy S. Ranch Road, in Gunter;
Allsup’s Convenience Store, 901 Hwy. 377 North, in Whitesboro;
Domino’s Pizza Whitesboro, 1020 N. Hwy 377, in Whitesboro
Grayson County Jail, 200 S. Crockett, in Sherman;
Happy Stop, 300 Charlie Dr., in Whitesboro;
Bears’ Smokin BBQ, 121 S. Imperial/Mobile Food Park, in Denison;
Bells Elementary School, 110 Scott Rd., in Bells;
Bells High School, 1500 Ole Ambrose Hwy., in Bells;
Bells ISD/Anna Ruth Pritchard Jr. High, 1510 Ole Ambrose Rd., in Bells;
Brewed Octane Coffee House, 413-B W. Main St., in Whitesboro;
Elotes Paulin Mobile, 1007 Patricia Dr., in Sherman;
Lil Cubz Christian Preschool, 23343 W. Hwy. 82, in Sherman;
Papa John’s, 2918 U.S. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;
Tyson Sherman Café, 4700 Highway 75 South, in Sherman;
Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, 4100 N. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;
Brookshire Brothers, 805 North Union St., in Whitesboro;
DISD Pathways HS, 318 W. Morgan Street, in Denison;
Donut Choice, 100 East Hughes/P.O. Box 666, in Collinsville;
GF Beef, 5579 W. FM 120, in Denison;
Whistle Stop Car Spa, 3605 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman.