Award winning TV series, The Texas Bucket List, rides by a small town sign and stops to hear the story of the greatest baton twirler in Texas history.

BENAVIDES — Every town has something they are proud of. Usually it’s a local eatery or unique attraction, but Benavides has Bonnie Palacios, a six-time world champion baton twirler. This small community sits smack dab in the middle of South Texas, and as you drive into the town, you’ll see a sign dedicated to Bonnie and her famed baton twirling career. Tune in the weekend of September 14-15, 2019 as host, Shane McAuliffe, unpacks the story of the greatest baton twirler in Texas history.

Bonnie began twirling batons at the age of two and a half, and as she grew, so did her passion for performing. Her parents worked tirelessly to have enough funds to nurture their daughter’s budding baton talent. From 1980-1987, she was unstoppable; earning title after title. Eventually, she went on to teach baton twirling all over the world and even performed with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

Bonnie Palacio is featured alongside two other stops— Underwood’s in Brownwood, TX and the Wilson Art House in Temple, TX.

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About The Texas Bucket List

The Texas Bucket List, telling the tales of the Lone Star State one Texan's story at a time. The award-winning TV series shares the joy, wonder, beauty and excitement of Texas. Each week, host Shane McAuliffe sets out to add more people, places, food and music to a list that every Texan should experience.

Shane has been recognized with numerous television broadcast excellence awards including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, the Lone Star Emmy Award, the Barbara Jordan Media Award, several Telly Awards, and multiple Texas Association of Press Broadcasters awards. He’s a native of Round Rock, Texas and attended The University of Houston.

The Texas Bucket List is produced by McAuliffe Productions, LP located in College Station, Texas.