GILLETT, Texas — When about 150 gamblers and blood-sport fans gathered in the brush for an illegal cockfight here recently, not even local folks who live close by had a clue.
“No cars ever came through here. I didn’t know nothing about it. I never heard a thing,” said Edward Williams, 52, who lives about 100 yards from the site off FM 887 where the fight was staged.
It only was after police cars started rolling in, followed by some startling booms, that Williams realized something heavy was going down.