The Dallas Morning News has named Admiral Bill McRaven as its "Texan of the Year."
McRaven, from San Antonio, was the commander of the May 1 special operations raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The newspaper says America is safer because of the work he does as the four-star chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The News selects for its annual award “a Texan (or Texans) who has had uncommon impact — either positive or negative — over the past year."
WFAA anchors nominated five other Texans for the honor. You can see their stories by clicking on the links to the right. Here is the link to more information about Admiral McRaven: