Jim LaBove and Cotton’s Seafood
Jim LaBove is an entrepreneur currently living and working in Beaumont, Texas. Most of his formative years were spent growing up in Sabine Pass, Texas where he worked for Cotton’s Seafood, a local commercial fishing venture ran by his father, Lazime “Cotton” LaBove. During these years, Jim was enmeshed in a culture he refers to in his writing as “bayou Cajun,” an oft-overlooked branch of the descendants of Acadian settlers who came to live in the coastal salt marshes of the SE Texas and SW Louisiana area.
Jim’s published works seek to put a spotlight on these people, with the hope that they will play some small role in preserving this unique heritage.