Chuck Norris to become honorary Texas Ranger
December 1st, 2010
06:44 PM ET

Chuck Norris to become honorary Texas Ranger

He played one on TV, and now actor Chuck Norris is going to become an honorary Texas Ranger on Thursday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will present commemorative certificates to Norris and his brother, Aaron Norris, for their work on the series, "Walker, Texas Ranger," which aired from 1993 to 2001.

The famed actor and martial arts expert played the title role of Cordell Walker, a no-nonsense Texas Ranger with an unorthodox approach to law enforcement.

Norris and his brother, Aaron, were the executive producers of the show, which was filmed in Texas and used real Texas Rangers in an advisory role, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said.

The Texas Public Safey Commission, which oversees DPS, voted in October to bestow the designation upon the Norris brothers, "to say thank you for bringing honor to the department," Mange said.

"The show reflected well on law enforcement in general, and on the DPS in particular," the commission said in a press release in October.

The Texas Rangers typically take the lead in major crime investigations, unsolved crimes, public corruption investigations, shootings involving officers and border security operations, according to the department's website. They were formed in the 1820s under Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," to protect settlers.

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  1. La Cervi

    Way to go Chuck and Aaron! And, Chuck, thanks so much for the "Kick Drugs Out of America" Campaigns. You are truly a Champ! (Yes, I'm related to you-know-who.)

    December 2, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Name Here

    I suppose we now have to make him an honorary human being

    December 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Chuck Norris

    Obviously, I didn't beat you up on the school bus one day many years ago... Because you are sill here. You see, I am compassionate (and incredibly beautiful as well as being a good actor).

    December 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Richard in Texas

    #115 Issac Martinez.
    You sir are a narrow minded non-thinking Rush Limbaugh listening ditto head. You do nothing but parrot whatever the radical right wants you to think and say. Your statement that people who want assistance just want the money to buy drugs and live off the state is as stupid as the statement I made about you. I have wife and a child. I work two jobs that do not offer insurance. My wife worked but is on medical leave due to work related injury. Her pay has been cut to 60 percent and she still has to pay for insurance. Almost all of her pay goes to pay the insurance. I am robbing peter to pay paul. I would love alittle assistantance but because of the 3 incomes we make to much money. So I take great offense to your comment.just as you probably take offense to your statement equating to being a person who does not think for himself. Ironically to quote Rush Limbaugh, "words do mean something".

    December 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. DD

    I love this. These posts are hillarious!!! Thank you all for the funniest reading I've had in months. Seriously!!!

    December 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • patsy a

      u people need to get a life chuck norris is an american icon i dare any of u nay says to do what he has accomplished. by the way chuck when is the next special of walker gonna be please dont leave us hanging

      December 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • patsy a

      dude get over the bruce lee crap eveyone is different so get over it chuck is the greastest always will be

      December 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • patsy a

      there is not a scene where any of u cannot identify with chuck norris it is all about the problems in the united states

      December 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • patsy a

      to mike hooper dude u need help ur mind is off dude and is wrong u need help like sanatarium help

      December 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brandan

    Chuck Norris has the fastest kicks. He can kick you 3 times in 1 sec.

    December 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jay

    Legalize all drugs in America – 400,000 people die from Alcohol, 600,000 die from second hand cigareete smoke, and 400,000 dies annually from smoking cigarettes. Legal all drugs.

    Chuck Norris should stay in Republican Texas and promote Hucklebee.

    Dumb and dumber in the Republican world.

    Bruce Lee still kicked his ass.

    December 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Valerie Courter

    I am positive when I say Chuck Norris has played in so many movies, etc. and he has to be one of the top if not the
    top male actors in my lifetimes 1942 to 2010. Thank you Chuck for so many entertaining movies and shows.

    December 3, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • patsy a

      u go girl chuck is the best i wish all of america could see what he has accomplished

      December 3, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. MW

    Chuck Norris's keyboard doesn't have a "Ctrl" key because Chuck Norris is ALWAYS in control!

    December 3, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • DD

      Good one!!!

      December 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dennis

    Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal are the bad guy's worst NIGHTMARE.... congratulations to you and Aaron on being a Texas Ranger. After all these years I now know what the Lone Ranger looks like when he takes his mask off. As for Gov. Huckabee he is a good man and would be a great leader and how many of you can call Chuck Norris friend.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Bob

    Good for Chuck; A classy guy. Too bad TV movies aren't made anymore so that he could have finished the last one which ended on a "cliffhanger".

    December 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Shihan Bill

    Congratulation Chuck, met you and Elvis in 75 at a dinner party for Martial Artist, and you have been an inspiration to thousands of us through the years. Thanks for your dedicated service.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Thelma

    That was my favorite show, I believe I seen them all. Sure wish they were back on. Thanks for making my days.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
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