Bill Murray, Chuck Norris surprise fans in Central Texas
Whether you’re a fan of “Ghostbusters” or “Walker, Texas Ranger,” Central Texas was the place to be over the weekend.
On Friday, actor Chuck Norris attended a local football game and on Saturday Bill Murray surprised fans by showing up to the Ferrell Center. Murray even stopped at the Czech Stop in West.
KWTX has learned both stars were in town to support family members.
Norris stood on the sidelines as the Austin Regents took on Grapevine Faith Christian at Midway Panther Stadium Friday.
Norris’ grandson, Max Norris, is the middle linebacker for the private school, which won the TAPPS state title game 30-29 in double overtime.
A few Hewitt police officers working security at the game were able to snap a photo with Norris and later posted it to the department’s Facebook page.
Fans immediately began sharing the photo and commenting.
The Hewitt Police Department posted, “We are the 8th safest city in Texas- with Chuck Norris there- I think we dropped to #1!”
On Saturday, Baylor fans were surprised to see comedian and actor Bill Murray courtside at the Baylor/Xavier game.
Murray’s son, Luke, is an assistant coach for Xavier.
Coach Murray told KWTX his dad was working in Austin and drove up to Waco on Friday night before attending the match-up on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
Fans said Murray was gracious in taking photos throughout the game.
Despite his team’s loss, Murray also stopped by the Baylor tunnel and took pictures with players, as well as met head coach Scott Drew.
Baylor beat Xavier 76-61.