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. RUFFNUTT

    IT'S about time. but bruce lee still kicked his butt

    December 1, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • wjmknight

      I read an interview not too long ago where Norris was asked how good Brice Lee was and Norris said that Lee "Was the best" and that he was the better martial artist. That honesty is what makes Norris Da Man!

      December 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinchenzo

      Chuck Norris sleeps with a night light, not beacuse he is scared of the dark but becaue the dark is scared of him.

      Chuck Norris once shot down an airplane by pointing his fingers at it and yelling BANG.

      JFK was not assasinated....Chuck Norris built a time machine went back in time and deflected all 3 bullets off his beared JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.

      Chuck Norris is the only man who can slam a revolving door.

      Chuck Norris counted to Infinity....twice.

      December 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Vadik, CA

      @Vinchezo

      You forgot to mention that when Chuck Norris does a push up, he's not lifting himself off the floor, he's pushing the planet Earth away from him.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      I heard that Chuck Norris's tears could cure cancer, but we are screwed beacuse Chuck norris doesn't cry.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Daddy Rhino

      yeah, but Chuck killed Bruce Lee with the delayed action roundhouse kick in Enter the Dragon. Want proof? Look who's still alive.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ASSASSINews

      If you have $5 and Chuck Norris has $5, Chuck Norris has more money than you.

      I also heard that Chuck Norris doesn't shave, he just kicks himself in the face because only Chuck Norris can cut Chuck Norris.

      December 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alec

      There is no theory of evolution... There is only a list of creatures that Chuck Norris has allowed to live!

      December 2, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
    • ESR

      Chuck Norris put the laughter in manslaughter.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
    • moshe puhpick

      Q: why did Chuck Norris cross the road?
      A: to roundhouse-kick somebody in the face.

      December 2, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Bruce Lee is Worm Food brotha..... Chuck is still Kicking people's A$$... Just sayin!

      December 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. applesauce

    Because Chuck Norris says so!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jay

    What a republican fool.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Your the fool. He represents what is moral in this Country!

      December 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Seagal

      Agreed.

      December 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Jay you a fool!

      December 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Vadik, CA

      If the morality of a country says that I should support a trillion dollar war while denying school children food, then I don't want to be moral.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wait

      Who is Jay again?

      December 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob Hannigan

      Jay, I hope you had a good life my friend. Now Chuck Norris is coming to get you.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • BP

      Not only a fool/ THE WORST SHOW EVER thanks to Chuck"s "Acting. Chuck is dumb, arrogant. ted face like a severe alchoholic. Does infomercials for god awful equpment, He is usually totally put of shape/ Coman showed how bad that show was with the Walker dial a scene. It was one of his best bits for months. Norris makes my skin crawl–everrything not humble that a martial arts guy should be. Jackie Chan would make quick work of this old flabby alchy.

      December 2, 2010 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcus Moore

      Republican and Fool in the same sentence?!? Not possible. I'll tell you what a fool is. There was a poll last month of Democrats and 47 percent of those who replied said they wanted someone OTHER than Obama to get the democratic nomination! That's a fool!

      December 2, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Al Gore

      Chuck once challenged Jay to a testicle contest. Chuck beat him by three.

      December 2, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Authority9

    Congratulations Chuck,
    I read your book.It gave me insight into how to handle some of lifes problems.
    My round house was pretty good when I was 30 years younger.Yours was absolutely incredable.
    I really wish you could have been in the Exspendables movie,for me that would have been icing on the cake.
    Stay well.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ179

      Good call. Norris should have been in the Expendables. He is the best action hero that is still alive. Stallone missed the bus on this one...

      December 2, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Apparently, Chuck Norris was asked to be in The Expendables movie but declined the movie offer because he did not agree with the action style of the movie.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JMV

    My teenage years hero! Congratulations Chuck!!

    PS: I agree with Authority9!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scott

    Chuck Norris won't be honored by Texas, Texas will be honored by Chuck Norris

    December 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • toy cannon

      Exactly right. I loved that show and the Texas Rangers were always shown in a positive light. I did not like the woman who played the DA and his girlfriend however.

      December 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jlakewaid

    Chuck Norris can smack the water out of desert sand!!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jlakewaid

    Chuck Norris can fart and kill 20 Cows

    December 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • BP

      that i believe, and can use his dentures to kill the homeless not much unlike himself– a major misogynist aaaaaaaa hole. I wish i could kick his ass in MA that ant- middle class RNC shill wussy of a man – no friend of middle class but believer in corrupt billionaires, Chuck wantsem as fans but says to hell w/common man. Wish Bruce would kill him again –best scene ever in martial arts movie– death fight Bruce Lee crunching and killing this butt head standing on his back "whaaaaaaahhhh!".. LEE cat noise, thump – may rum it in a loop today-thanks CNN for sucking up o this dumb Red neck idiot who makes America look egotistical, arrogant and idiotic-Texas (STAY THERE)-revising text books to state Chuck Norris is a great veteran, American and Washington;s great grand son, Why not? Facts do not matter in Texas-ask Bush the inside trader in Harken oil. Texas is a 3rd world state, let them secede.

      December 2, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      It's a good thing I'm benevolent and kind (not to mention wonderful and intensely handsome), otherwise I would crush BP by the sheer power of my thoughts. Now, BP, go buy a home gym and strat training that soft, flabby sack of skin you call a body.

      December 2, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. brat

    Shoot, now I'll never get my kid to go to bed. He'll be telling me Chuck Norris stories all night. Like "why is Texas so big? Because Chuck Norris says it is."

    December 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CHUCK'sanAmericanHero

    Texas should put Chuck Norris picture on their flag! Oh wait, they already did. THE LONE STAR!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Free the Leaf

    chuck norris agrees that marijuana should be legal. he just wants it all to himself
    http://www.facebook.com/free.the.leaf

    December 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kerry

    chuck norris.. ranger
    why not. arnold shortsnag became mayor of hollywood LOLOLO

    December 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jlakewaid

    Chuck Norris round house kick is concidered a WMD.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. eddy

    Chuck Norris was so fast... but sooooo fast that He took a crap from the top of impire state building, ran down the stairs to the bottom he looked up and he could still see his ass up the building..

    December 1, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
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