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. JLC

    Chuck Norris doesn't get to be an honorary Texas Ranger. The Texas Rangers get an honorary Chuck Norris.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Texas Governor Rick Perry

      Nice try. See the post at 12:19.
      love, the Governator

      December 2, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. JR

    Ah, well I see the Herd Chan army is out in full force...

    December 2, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jay

    Bruce Lee still kicked his ass – idiot republican Huckleberry lover.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Steve

    This made my day.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. shay

    Tuck chuck in bed he's done. it's to bad with all that is wrong in our messed up country that cnn is putting this in here and texas is probally gonna have some big shin dig with money that could feed alot of people and chucky is going along with it yeah he's a swell guy so he can kick so can a jack ass hmmmm see a pattern here.....

    December 2, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. anoldguy

    I MET CHUCK NORRIS ABOUT A YEAR AGO, WITH HIS WIFE, IN NORTH DALLAS. NO PRETENSE, NO SPECIAL AIRS, – JUST A DECENT GUY AND HIS WIFE, WHO CHATTED WITH MY WIFE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. THIS WASN'T ANY SOCIAL OR FANCY PLACE – A RETAIL FACILITY, HE WAS RELAXED, FRIENDLY AND HAS A NEAT SENSE OF HUMOR. NO PICTURES, NO AUTOGRAPHS – JUST FRIENDLY CONVERSATION AND PERSONAL WELL WISHES. I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIS BEING REAL – NOTHING PUT ON. HE HAS A FOUNDATION FOR KIDS WHICH HE SPONSERS AND HE AND HIS WIFE LIVE IN NORTH DALLAS. IT WAS NEAT TO TALK WITH THEM, AND I WISH HIM WELL. BY THE WAY, WHEN WE SHOOK HANDS, YOU COULD TELL THAT HE STILL WORKS OUT.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike Hooper

      WHO CARES? Jerry Lewis works for charity too and get's well paid for it. And do you have to do your fame by association comments in all CAPS!

      December 2, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Josh

    How many Chuck Norris' does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    -None. He prefers to kill in the dark.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kent

    Some of you guys completely wear everyone out. You have to constantly talk about what people should do (like the guy who said he shouldn't have a ceremony and donate the money used for one to buy food. Going by your logic, the $2 in energy spent running your computer could be better spent buying a pair of Taco bell tacos for homeless guys) and belittle anyone that may have a different view when something positive happens to them. Congratulations to Chuck, nowhere did this article say he was being honored for his political views. I for one am happy to see something in the news that isn't a murder, some one losing their job or which kid is now missing. Those things are important, but so is a little positive news. Some of you on here would complain about finding a cure to cancer based on whether the doctor was Democrat or Republican!

    December 2, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
    • andova

      You said it, Kent! I second that motion.

      December 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mvlae

    I didn't even know he liked baseball.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      LOL! Finally... a comment that made me laugh!

      December 2, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alec

    When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

    December 2, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Usnret1

    Rainbows are created when Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks the gayness out of Justin Beiber

    December 2, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. wiping tears

    Oh, I have not laughed that hard in a long time.
    I think I'm having an LSD flashback from the seventies ...
    weeeew

    December 2, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. tachdriver

    The only reason you woke up alive this morning is because Chuck Norris allowed it....

    December 2, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    I'd rather be an honorary astronaut.

    December 2, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Isaac Martinez

      You can be an honorary idiot. How does that sound?

      December 2, 2010 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mike Hooper

    Why would the Texas Ranger's want to associate themselves with this idiot or the idiotic portrayal done in that show directed at morons who now watch wrestlemania and dog the bounty hunter and think Sarah Palin would make a good president. SAD!

    December 2, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Isaac Martinez

      Mike the same reason why you wanted Obama to be President

      December 2, 2010 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
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