Yes, you most certainly can have a scissor-tailed in town.  I'm 90% certain I had one In Jeff City on Jefferson about a year or so ago. The tail meant it couldn't be anything else.  I've seen too many mockingbirds to know that wasn't it.  And my first scissor-tailed was pointed out to me by my brother in Dallas, sitting on a fence at a tennis complex, right in the middle of the metroplex.
Jane Frazier
Jeff City

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