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. CHUCK'sanAmericanHero

    God fired the angel of death and replaced him with a Round House Kick to the Face!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. James

    Chuck Norris doesn't break wind; the wind breaks for Chuck Norris.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ179

      All this talk of Chuck really has me baffled because even God doesn't use Chuck Norris' name in vein.

      Repent you sinners!!!

      December 2, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Zeebee

    Texas ranger kicks the tar out of all those wannabees in hollywood. those wannabees who try to look tough and look like a fool. mr. norris is tough. You're number 1 Mr. Norris. 4Ever your fan, Zeebee

    December 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Austin

    This is the same fool traitor who wanted TX to secede from the US. He and Perry need to be in jail, not honoring each other for their awful behavior. Also, Chuck's TV show sucked.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHUCK'sanAmericanHero

      Are you Dan from Austin or Dan from Austria? CHUCK IS AN AMERICAN HERO!

      December 1, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Proud Texan

      Dan is from Austin...yes, its the capital of Texas but its also where all the liberals and misfits in Texas huddle together for safety. Kind of wish theyd all leave and move to California where their sort of muddled thinking and moral myopia is more the status quo...

      December 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Austin

      CHUCK'sanAmericanHero: Funny! No, not from Austria. Danke!
      Proud Texan: Huddle for Safety? I suppose liberals need to hide because the hillbillies will assault and attack us for our opinions while they run around talking about freedom? I don't hide. I didn't hide in the military and I don't hide from traitor cowards like Chuck and the two-talking "fiscal conservative" Perry who dumped our state billions of dollars in the hole and sells us out to his cronies. What exactly are you proud of? Surely not those two dopes. Maybe they have the right "image" – that's all you right-wing idiots seems to respond to – someone who LOOKS cool. Pathetic.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArmyDude

      Dan in Austin, Chuck Norris is your dad. Have some respect for your parents. I have a feeling that you're once of the fellas that like to cut folks down when praise is due. Possibly because you've done nothing with your life and have no since of accomplishment. Or perhaps you're a straight-laced over achiever that has done well for himself and is just an arrogant jack wagon. Either way, chill out and be happy for the guy it's not like he round housed you...

      December 2, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ArmyDude

      *one of those fellows AND SENSE of accomplishment....my B.

      December 2, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Austin

      Army: Funny response, but all I need to know about the guy is that he advocated for the secession of state. It has nothing to do with cutting anyone down or being a jackwagon.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • TSRVT

      You nailed it. Reading the posts of those who are proud of TX and CN leads me to believe that they either need a lobotomy or have already had one.

      December 2, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • fedupintx

      Liberals don't hide in Austin. They pack up their democratic legislator bags and hide in another state so there aren't there to vote because they know they can't get what they want. Bunch of cowards who wouldn't even do the jobs they were elected to do...

      December 2, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      I know you love me. Please, just admit it and find true inner peace. And save yourself from a spinning backfist that packs 9 x 10^infinty Joules of energy (all released in 9 x 10^ negative infinity seconds).

      December 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alan

    Chuck Norris can round house kick you in the back of your face !

    December 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. george bush

    I really people like you to keep the freedom and liberty all around the world without use weapon

    December 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaosevil

      Here's your crayons George, go to your room and play.

      December 2, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. HRPufnstuf

    Actually, Chuck Norris died in 2000. It's just that the Grim Reaper hasn't worked up the nerve to tell him yet.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Vadik, CA

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, hte best one I've seen, kudos man

      December 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ179

      It wasn't modern day technology that invented the helicopter. The helicopter was invented after Chuck Norris was observed doing 8 roundhouse kicks a second.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Pat Rascia

    I loved Walker, Texas Ranger! wish he could still be on.Congrats to Chuck Norris.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Spencer

    Texas was this close to getting destroyed. Good thing this happened.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tony

    Chuck Norris doesn't wear a watch...he decides what time it is.

    Chuck Norris can watch an episode of 60 minutes in half an hour.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris

    NOT the stupidest thing Texas ever did...

    December 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. eric

    Before the boogie man goes to bed at night, he checks under his bed for Chuck Norris

    December 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Debbie

    I am a senior citizen and Walker Texas Ranger is my hero and idol....I would love to meet him in person....

    December 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Darth Vadik, CA

    See, I could like Chuck Norris, but seriously, Huckabee? Is this some dumb Hollywood 80's stars syndrome where it was thought that you were cool if you liked Reagan?

    Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, and a few others, now these are not stupid people, but how much Central American cocaine did these guys do to sustain such brain damage that they would support Republicans in the 21st century?

    December 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • WhyNotWorkForIt

      Yea, why not be a democrat and just give everything away to useless people of society. Why do something as stupid as getting a job, working hard, and earning what you get when the democrats will just give it to you from the really stupid people who have jobs and work 40+ hours a week.

      December 2, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaosevil

      Get a room you to. Poop on each others face and get over it. Rep, Dems, you all suck. Sound like ah bunch of old women. If ya don't stop Chuck Norris will eat you both and crap you out.

      December 2, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. DAVID BURLESON

    Chuck Norris is a Veteran,and was a great American before becoming a Martial arts champion.He has worked for troubled teens,and has done so much I am glad he is being honored.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
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