'Silver Alert'

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GRAYSON COUNTY -- Grayson County commissioners are asking the state to approve a new alert for missing senior citizens.

County leaders today passed a resolution in favor a program known as the ‘Silver Alert', a system similar to the Amber Alert- but for people 65 years of age and older.

Officials say in cases like Una Mae Herd, a 74-year-old Sherman woman missing since June, the alert would help authorities get a head-start on their search.

To qualify, the missing person must have an impaired mental condition.

"We've had some cases here in Sherman, just recently where we had a senior citizen disappear. Had this been in the system, there's always the possibility someone would've known and called in," said Precinct 1 Commissioner Johnny Waldrip.

No word when the bill is scheduled to be heard by lawmakers in Austin.