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Cut and Shoot, Texas

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Learn About Cut and Shoot, Texas Mar 18, 2017
Cut and Shoot is a town of about 1100 (down 5% since 2000) located along Texas Highway 105 in Montgomery County in the Piney Woods Section of Texas. The town is 6 miles east of Conroe and 40 miles north of Houston. People settled here around the late 1800s and a community was established but not named. The name Cut and Shoot came from an incident in 1912 which thankfully did not involve any cutting or shooting. The community had constructed a building they called the community center with the intention of using it as a church for all denominations (except "Apostolics and Mormons"). Well an Apostolic Preacher named Stamps (who allegedly had a bad reputation because he frequented saloons and danced) announced he wanted to hold a sermon in the community center. Residents of the community quickly divided into two sides those supporting the sermon and those opposed. Both sides took up arms and the threat of violence increased. On 21 July 1912, the supporters showed up at the community center to find the door locked. Shortly thereafter, the opposing side showed up and lots of gun pointing and threats laced with obscenities occurred. As the tensions were getting to the highest point an 8 year-old boy loudly said "I'm scared. I'm going to cut around the corner and shoot through the bushes in a minute!" Thus the name Cut and Shoot was coined, and the tension eased a bit. The Apostolic Preacher still did not get to use the building that day but they held the sermon under a nearby tree without further incident. The name stuck and the town incorporated in 1969.

Another great story about Cut and Shoot is how they got their post office. The town was not really considered for a post office; but in 1958, local boxer Roy Harris fought Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson and appeared on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" and appeared in "Life" Magazine. Harris started to get so much mail addressed to "Roy Harris Cut and Shoot, Texas" that the postal service granted them a franchise post office.
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