Violations earn Grayson Co. eateries "C" grades

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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - The Grayson County Health Department released results for their latest restaurant health inspections, which includes four businesses that received a "C" grade.

A health inspector said the Shell gas station on East Main Street in Denison had a "heavy accumulation of rodent droppings under the drink counter and behind an ice machine."

But they weren't the only business that received a low grade. The Grayson County Health Department also gave a "C" grade to Southern Maid Donuts in Denison and Sherman on Lamar Avenue, as well as Taco Hondumex, a travelling food bus.

In the Denison Southern Maid Donuts, health inspectors found employees not washing their hands. Meanwhile in the Sherman Southern Maid an inspector found food was held at an improper temperature. The health department says plumbing was not hooked up to the hand sink inside Taco Hondumex.

Marshall Ward with the Grayson County Health Department says while these places did technically pass their health inspection, it is their obligation to make sure those businesses don't make the same mistakes.

"So not only are we inspecting making visual observations, documenting them, but again safety. I want to make sure and so do my other colleagues when we walk out our front door," Ward said. "Hopefully they will be more well versed on the particular topic we consulted with them."

As for that convenience store on East Main Street in Denison, which is now under new ownership, the Grayson County Health Department says they advised them to contact pest control to get rid of their rat problem.

We couldn't get a hold of these businesses to comment for this story.