Garland, Texas - Chuck Norris has played a Texas Ranger on television since 1993. Now he's one in real life.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has presented the actor and executive director of Walker, Texas Ranger with a designation as an honorary member of the famed law enforcement group.
Ceremonies to honour 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 has also honoured the actor's younger brother, 59-year-old stunt coordinator and producer Aaron Norris, as an honorary Texas Ranger.