"Walker, Texas Ranger" now Norris, Texas Ranger

Credit: AP

Actor Chuck Norris, center left, and his brother Aaron, center right, make comments after the Norris were were made honorary Texas Rangers during a ceremony Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Garland, Texas. Ranger Lt. William Bennie, left rear, Gov. Rick Perry, center rear, and Lt. Rudolfo Jaramillo, right, look on. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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by Linda Stewart Ball

Associated Press

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 2 at 8:10 PM

GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Who's the only man tough enough to take down "Walker, Texas Ranger"? Chuck Norris, Texas Ranger.

The actor and martial-arts expert became a real-life honorary Texas Ranger on Thursday after playing one on television for years.
  
Texas Gov. Rick Perry presented the 70-year-old star and executive director of "Walker, Texas Ranger" with a designation as an honorary member of the famed law enforcement group.
  
Norris' younger brother, 59-year-old stunt coordinator and producer Aaron Norris, also became an honorary Ranger.
  
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