One local eatery with a fishy problem 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.
Texas Oasis in Tioga received the failing grade after its written inspection report said the establishment had the ice machine and the employees handling the ice in the same room as the bait minnows. The report indicated there needs to be some sort of barrier between the fish and the ice machine.
Additionally, the establishment did not have a certified food manager on the property and there was no hot water in the hand sink in the self service area. The report noted there were also multiple potentially hazardous foods that were out of date and were discarded.
Logan’s Road House in Sherman received a “C” rating on its most recent inspection. The report stated multiple food items were found to be stored uncovered in the walk-in cooler and in the prep cooler. Additionally, the report said the buckets of sanitizer being used were not strong enough and were not changed out often enough. The report also said there was a bottle of pink liquid that was not labelled properly and that a drain under the dishwasher wasn’t working properly.
Lucky Stop at 2826 West Morton Street in Denison also received a “C” grade on its most recent inspection. The report said the inspector found five cooked burritos that were being held at the wrong temperature and had to be thrown away. The inspector also found two chicken tenders being held at the wrong temperature and two taquitos with the same problem. The manager discarded the food mentioned above, as well as some pigs in a blanket and accepted a document that would help the store track the needed temperatures for the food products.The report also noted that bags of ice that were produced at the store were not properly labelled. Additionally, the report said the manager on duty “did not demonstrate any knowledge relating to the protection of food, food service facilities, food service personnel, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage of equipment and utensils.” And the establishment did not display a Grayson County Health Department Food Establishment Permit.
Southern Maid on East Lamar Street in Sherman received a “C” grade for not having better control over how foods are kept. The report said the inspector found pigs in a blanket being held at 71 degrees and was told the items had been on sale for about five hours. The report said foods must be held at either 135 degrees or above or at 41 degrees or below, or they must be timed for public consumption and must be marked with the time when it must be discarded. Those particular items were not found to be in any of those states, so they were discarded.
The report also stated that the server was using her cellphone with her hands and did not wash her hands before she served customers.
The Diamond Crown Store in Collinsville also received a “C” rating on its most recent inspection. Items found on the report from that inspection included notes that the whole place needed a good scrub and bottles that were not labeled properly. In addition, there were a number of items that were improperly stored.
The following establishments recently received “B” grades:
Italian Affair, 104 North Woods, in Sherman;
Get & Go, 2001 S. Crockett St., in Sherman;
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 211 N. Hwy 75, in Denison;
The following establishments recently received “A” grades:
VFW Lake Texoma Post 7873, 250 VFW Drive, in Pottsboro;
Catipillar-Ave C/Southern Canteen, 3501 S. FM Hwy. 1417, in Denison;
Scott Middle School, 1901 S. Mirick Ave., in Denison;
QuikTrip, 6120 Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;
Starbucks Coffee, 5131 S. U.S. Hwy. 75, in Denison;
Higher Grounds Coffee House, 601 N. Union, in Whitesboro;
Las Haciendas Mexican Grill, 2400 East Hwy. 82, in Whitesboro;
Grab N Go, 101 Hwy. 120 West, in Pottsboro;
Hannah’s BBQ, 83493 N. Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;
Texoma Retreat Center (Prothro Ctr), 269 Methodist Lane, in Pottsboro;
Medina’s, 205 Gene Autry Dr., in Tioga;
Tejas Mexican Grill, 1209 N. Pecan, suite E, in Bells;
Holiday Inn Express-Sherman, 2909 Michelle Dr., in Sherman;
Hot ‘n Creamy Donuts No. 1 Sherman, 717 W. Lamar St., in Sherman;
B. McDaniel Middle School, 400 Lillis Ln., in Denison;
Mayes Elementary School, 201 Jennie Ln., in Denison;
Montessori Academy of North Texas, 906 Cottonwood, in Sherman;
Red Lobster, 3600 U.S. Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;
Two Brothers Hibachi Mobile, 917 E. Centennial, in Sherman;
Walmart, 401 E. Hwy. 82, in Sherman;
Walmart, Bakery, 401 E. Hwy. 82, in Sherman;
Walmart, Deli, 401 E. Hwy. 82, in Sherman;
Family Dollar, 102 W. FM 120, in Pottsboro;
Track’s, 109 N. Woods St., in Sherman;
Antojitos Y Mas, 901 E. Lamar, in Sherman.