Food service inspections for March 21-27

April 2, 2013 at midnight
Updated April 1, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.

The Victoria City-County Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties.

In the inspection reports, each violation in the Food Temperature/Time Requirements category is five demerits; in the Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements category, four demerits; and in the Facility and Equipment Requirements, three demerits. Zero is a perfect score, while 100 demerits is the worst possible score.

Each Wednesday, the Advocate publishes inspection results from the previous week. All demerits are reported, but only those in the categories of Food Temperature/Time Requirements and Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements are detailed.


Ventura's Tamales, 3907 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Cover all food in the walk-in cooler. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Front bleach bucket needs to be labeled. One facility or equipment violation.

Stripes No. 2244, 1200 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 9. Need paper towels at the front hand-washing sink. The drain in the kitchen is stopped up. Plumber has been contacted. Need to stop preparing food until drain is cleared. Clean and sanitize food preparation surfaces. Three facility or equipment violations.

Rowland Elementary School, 2706 Leary Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 9. Improper cold-hold temperature. Milk was left in the cooler overnight.

Speedy Stop No. 81, 6490 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Victoria. Demerits: 9. Improper cold-hold temperature. Ice bags need labels. Discard all potentially hazardous foods in the cooler.

Edna Country Club, County Road 301, Edna. Demerits: 7. Date-label deli sandwiches. Address problem of droppings on the shelves. One facility or equipment violation.

Red Dot Grocery, 314 Evers St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. No cold water at the three-compartment sink.

Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Wash hands with hot water.

Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard Road, Bloomington; Bloomington High School, Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; The Summit at Mustang Mott, 6518 U.S. Highway 87 N., Cuero; Dollar General Store No. 11662, 1914 N. John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Hungry Jacks Thirsty Inc., 1209 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Torres Grocery Store, 370 Proctor St., Westhoff. Demerits: 3.

Heidy's Cakes and More, 252 E. Fourth St., Bloomington; Edna Elementary, 400 Apollo Drive, Edna; Edna High School Cafe, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna; Sam Houston Junior High School, 606 Gilbert St., Edna; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 104 Shelby Park Road, Edna; Ganado Independent School District, 510 W. Rogers St., Ganado; It Doesn't Matter, 612 1/2 West Devers St., Ganado; Play Care Academy Day Care Center, 805 Second St., Ganado; Meyersville Store, 2231 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Placedo Elementary School, 167 Williams St., Placedo; C.O. Chandler Elementary Cafeteria, 5105 Guy Grant Road, Victoria; Dairy Queen, 2702 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria; Dudley Elementary School, 3307 Callis St., Victoria; F.W. Gross School Cafeteria, 1208 S. Navarro St., Victoria; God's Church of Restoration, 402 E. North St., Victoria; Halepaska's Bakery, 5805 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Northside Baptist School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria; O'Connor Magnet School Cafeteria, 3402 Bobolink Road, Victoria; Patti Welder School, 1604 E. North St., Victoria; Schorlemmer Elementary School, 2564 Mallette Drive, Victoria; Smith Elementary School, 2901 Erwin St., Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start Kitchen, 2202 Terrace Ave., Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start/Trinity, 1104 E. Trinity St., Victoria; Vickers Elementary School Cafeteria, 102 Northgate Road, Victoria; Torres Elementary, 4208 Lone Tree Road, Victoria; Westhoff Independent School District, 244 Lynch Ave., Westhoff. Demerits: 0.


La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero, inspected March 19 with 43 demerits. Reinspected March 21 with all violations corrected.

Red Dot Grocery, 314 Evers St., Cuero, inspected March 21 with four demerits. Reinspected March 25 with cold water leaking from faucet. The cold water supply was turned off at the valve under the sink. Need to repair faucet so that cold water supply remains on.

Gary's Corner Store, 1005 S. Wells St., Edna, inspected March 13 with 13 demerits. Re-inspected March 27 with all violations corrected.

Subway No. 5, 5006 E. Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected Feb. 27 with nine demerits. Reinspected March 21 with violations corrected.

Taqueria Vallarta, 1706 N. Laurent St., Victoria, inspected March 14 with 34 demerits. Reinspected March 21 with all violations corrected. Should weatherstrip the back side of door.



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