Jim LaBove

Jim LaBove and his wife, Dodie, are out under the pavi

Feb. 18 marks the beginning of the Beaumont Farmers’ Market’s eighth year. The market, located at the Beaumont Athletic Complex off College Street, will be officially open Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8-11 a.m.

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After a career of contracting and business consulting, Jim LaBove is recalling his childhood memories of working on a shrimp boat and hunting alligators with his family, who lived on Keith Lake near Sabine Pass in the 1950s and ’60s, and putting it down on paper.

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