Girl with terminal cancer made honorary Texas Ranger

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Rangers have a new recruit in six-year-old, Abigail Arias. On Monday, she became an honorary Texas Ranger and took a tour around the Texas State Capitol. Arias has a rare childhood kidney cancer that is terminal.

Several weeks ago, she became an honorary Freeport police officer which is the area Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen represents.

When Bonnen learned about her dream of being in law enforcement, he decided he wanted to do something extra special for the little girl. 

Abigail had a big day at the Capitol. She got a pair of pink cowboy boots, a Texas Rangers hat and badge and got to see the Rangers’ patrol horses.

Abigail Arias was named an honorary Texas Ranger February 26, 2019. (KXAN/Frank Martinez)

However, nothing compared to her time in front of Texas politicians.

Abigail: “My favorite part of the whole thing at the Capitol is me banging the thing.”

KXAN Photojournalist Frank Martinez: “The gavel?”

Abigail: “The gavel.”

Texas Senator Larry Taylor presented Abigail with a Senate Resolution in honor of her bravery.

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