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Chuck Norris Becomes Honorary Texan and Fans Couldn’t be Happier

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017, will go down in history as the day Chuck Norris became a Texan! That’s right. The 77-year old actor we all knew and loved as “Walker, Texas Ranger” became an honorary Texan in a ceremony at the State Capitol this week, in the presence of his wife and the entire senate.

Chuck Norris Becomes Honorary Texan And Fans Couldn’t Be Happier

Photo: Facebook/Walker, Texas Ranger

Hailing from Oklahoma, the now honorary member of Texas was presented with the gavel which was used to pass the resolution proclaiming him as such, together with a flag which, at one time, flew over the Alamo.

Chuck Norris Becomes Honorary Texan And Fans Couldn’t Be Happier

Photo: Facebook/Kickstart Kids

In eight full seasons, Norris kept fans glued to their seats as the lead in “Walker, Texas Ranger,” which was inspired by “Lone Wolf McQuade,” the movie in which the character, and Norris both took center-stage. He continues to do so in the promotion of Kickstart Kids, a Texas-based nonprofit that teaches martial arts to kids and teaches “character through karate.” Founded in 1990 by Norris and his wife, the pair were in Austin not only to receive his honorary title but to promote the program which developed and delivers an in-school physical education program, teaching and engaging kids in responsibility, character development, and self-esteem.


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