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Chuck Norris to become honorary Texas Ranger

Chuck Norris: Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to present the actor and executive director of 'Walker, Texas Ranger' with a designation as an honorary member of the famed law enforcement group Thursday.

By Associated Press / December 2, 2010

Chuck Norris and his wife Gena pose on a motorcycle at their ranch in Texas in this file photo.

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GARLAND, Texas

Actor Chuck Norris for years played a Texas Ranger on television. Now he's going to become one in real life.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to present the actor and executive director of "Walker, Texas Ranger" with a designation as an honorary member of the famed law enforcement group Thursday.

Ceremonies to honor the 70-year-old martial arts star and entertainment action hero, who is known for doing good and going after bad guys and gals in the long-running TV series, will take place at a Texas Rangers office in suburban Dallas.

Perry also will honor the actor's younger brother, 59-year-old stunt coordinator and producer Aaron Norris, as an honorary Texas Ranger.

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