Scissors is a colonia off Farm Road 493 six miles southeast of Alamo in southeastern Hidalgo County. The community developed in the early 1960s, but no population estimates were available until 1986, when it reported 450 residents. At that time the colonia had 100 dwellings. By 1990 the population of Scissors was estimated at 1,513. The population grew to 2,805 in 2000.