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. CM

    When Chuck Norris does push-ups he doesn't actually push himself up, he pushes the Earth down.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lol

    Wow,he gets honored for a tv show because he shows the rangers in a good light?.....i guess....instead of crime texas should worry about there obesity.there idea of a healthy drink is hotdog water.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isaac Martinez

      Your an idiot.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
    • TSRVT

      LOL – hot dog water! You summed up TX in one post! What a bunch of morons down there. If TX were to secede, the average IQ in the US would skyrocket.

      December 2, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    Makes me proud to be a Texan. Nobody fret. I called Willie he will take care of party favors.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jay

    Seperatist and Huckleberry supporter and bad actor Chuck Norris.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Chuck Norris can devour your soul without trying. he can pound you to dust without touching you. weakling like you should not get so conceit.

      December 1, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      What Jack says!!!!!

      December 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      By the way, it's spelled "separatist" unless I decide to change the spelling.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Darth Vadik, CA

    Did the Koreans take Chuck Norris' honorary citizenship away when they found out he was crazy?

    December 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kayvon

    Walker told me that I have AIDS.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nuck Chorris

    Underneath Chuck Norris' beard there is no chin... only another fist

    December 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. eddale

    I think Norris might be suffering from too many roundhouse kicks. How else can he be a republican.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Hooper

      He get's paid well to be a Republican. That's how. Just like a lot of has beens like Hank Williams Jr. They use them to get idiots to vote against their own best interests. They ain't stupid but their fans are. And Toby Keith is another sellout for a payday. Put the 3 in a burlap sack and throw them off a bridge and let them serve a real purpose, Catfish food. WORTHLESS PUKES!!!

      December 2, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. brad1001

    I couldn't watch the show ... too cheezy and corny. CN could be out – acted by a stick of wood. But if you wanna idolize him, go ahead.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      Won't you just admit that you have a debilitating man-crush on me. You will feel better about yourself if you do. Trust m,e, I am the object of your affection, after all.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dee Ann

    Chump Norris is a jaggoff bigot. Now he's a bigot with a badge.
    Who's the genius that came up with this nonsense?
    Oh wait, that's right, this is Texas. What was I thinking..

    December 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      Does this mean our date for this weekend is cancelled?

      December 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mark

    When Chuck Norris gives the thumbs-up, 5000 angels get their wings.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bill McGowan

    There is only one man Norris can't beat and never could. His name is Tonny Tulleners from Pasadena California. Norris is bad martial artist but a good actor. Tulleners is an extraordinary martial artist, but a bad actor.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArmyDude

      You're high.

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

      Francis the Mule is a better actor. He's about as good an actor as Bristol Palin is a dancer.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. Fairy Tales

    and when he drives his hot ring, the ground rolls underneath him.
    and then
    I
    flick
    my
    bic
    and .......
    periods happen on the screen

    December 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. big nuts

    Texas Public Safey Commission overseas DPS? Maybe the Texas Public SAFETY Commission? just saying... lol

    December 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tcaros

    Chuck Norris is an ignoramus. His political views are as childish as his acting was.
    He was good at karate only because a bone head like him can only take in so much information.

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

      You failed

      December 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alec

      Earlier this week, Chuck Norris was bitten in the thigh by a cobra. After suffering through several days of excruciating pain, the cobra died this morning.

      December 2, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
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