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      Food 4 Thought - High demerits at San Perlita's sole eatery

      One of the Valley TMs smallest communities now has the highest ratio of dirty diners at 100 percent.

      That TMs because the R2 Country Store is apparently the only place that sells food to the general public.

      The low performer scored 31 demerits on a health inspection report.

      Willacy County is under the supervision of the Texas Department of State Health Services Regulatory Services.

      The state just recently released the inspection reports in Willacy County for the months of March " October 2011.

      R2 County Store was the only dirty diner listed in that time period.

      San Perlita is a city with a population listed as 512.

      Word spread quickly in the community when the Food Patrol arrived to question the dirty diner.

      What can we do, one man said.

      There TMs no where else to go.

      Click on the video link to see what the Food Patrol uncovered in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

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      Weekly Low Performers (total # of demerits)

      San Perlita [3/23/2011]R2 Country Store 9th & Campbell St (31) *Improper Hygiene Practices, Off Temp. Foods*

      Weekly Top Performers (0 demerits)

      PharrPizza Hut 1001 W Bus. 83

      HarlingenBurger King 1921 W TylerLittle Caesar TMs 601 S Exp 83Blanquita #3 3501 W Bus 83Jack in the Box 322 S 77 SunshineDairy Queen 1613 N 77 SunshineLas Casuela TMs 314 S F StTaqueria El Zarape 1305 W TylerEl Taquito 305 N 1st

      AlamoChurch TMs Exp 83 & Alamo RdTaqueria El Zarape 1451 W Duranta

      EdinburgEl Taquito 2115 W TrentonCarmike Cinema 3003 S Exp 281Dairy Queen 1225 W UniversityJack in the Box 102 E Monte CristoSubway 4136 S McColl

      BrownsvilleTaco Palenque 1803 Boca Chica

      McCookOutlander TMs Caf FM 490 & FM 681

      San JuanRebecca TMs Tortilleria 305 N Nebraska

      PalmviewPizza Hut 7222 Exp 83Dairy Queen FM 492 & Exp 83