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Chuck Norris Gets His Star – as a Texas Ranger

Chuck Norris: Texas Ranger for Real
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12/03/2010 AT 01:35 PM EST

Chuck Norris, the one-time karate-kicking star of TV's Walker, Texas Ranger and '80s action movies, is now the real deal: an honorary Texas Ranger, by edict of the Lone Star State's Gov. Rick Perry.

The actor, 70, was saluted in Dallas on Thursday at a ceremony that also recognized the good deeds done by his younger brother, Aaron Norris, 59, a stunt coordinator and producer, the Associated Press reports.

As good-guy Chuck Norris (born Carlos Ray Norris in Ryan, Okla.) told PEOPLE in 1985, just as his movies were making him famous: "Kids need heroes. Call it square if you want, but I'm a flag waver, so I push a lot of Americanism in my movies. Whatever it is I'm doing, people seem to like it."
Stephen M. Silverman

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