Joe David Cordova – JISD Golden Son



Joe David Cordova, Pleasanton Express award winning photographer, celebrated JISD Homecoming Friday night. LISA LUNA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Joe David Cordova, Pleasanton Express award winning photographer, celebrated JISD Homecoming Friday night. LISA LUNA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

During Jourdanton ISD’s Homecoming Festivities last Friday night, Pleasanton Express renown photographer and Jourdanton’s golden son, Joe David Cordova, walked the football field during halftime to celebrate 30 years of graduation from JISD alongside his fellow Class of 1988 graduates.

“We are proud of Joe David and appreciate all he does for JHS,” said JISD Athletic Director and head football coach, Darrell Andrus. “He is a great friend to the entire community. We are proud of him and appreciate his committment to JISD!”

Joe David is one of kind and known for his award winning photography across Atascosa County for the Pleasanton Express.

You will find him throughout the county at rodeos, news events, church picnics, first responder events, and sporting/ school events, especially in Jourdanton.

“I have known Joe David since he was about 10 years old. I was his Little League baseball coach,” said Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. “I took him under my wing and helped him with his baseball skills and we developed a bond that has grown ever since. He has never forgotten me being his coach. I’m amazed at what he has accomplished and how he is such an awesome photographer and hard worker. And don’t ever think that he’s not true to the core to his Alma Mater at Jourdanton. I’m glad to have him as a friend.”

Joe David is the primary award winning photographer at the newspaper where we can always count on him to capture amazing photos and lend a helping hand at the office when needed.

“Joe David has been a part of the Pleasanton Express family for 15 years,” said Noel Wilkerson Holmes, publisher and managing editor, Pleasanton Express. “He is an award winning photographer having won awards from Texas Press Association (TPA), South Texas Press Association (STPA)and Texas Gulf Coast Press Association (TGCPA). He is a major player in our distribution team and we could not get the newspaper delivered on time if it were not for him. But, more than all of these great work qualities, Joe David is a fine human being that I am honored to have in my life. He is hardworking, fun, trustworthy and a great friend to all who know him.”

Awards Joe David has won in recent years include 3rd Place for Sports Photos in the 2014 STPA Better Newspaper Contest, second place for News Photos in the 2015 TGCPA Better Newspaper Contest, third place for Sports Photos in the 2016 STPA Better Newspaper Contest and third place for News Photos in the 2018 STPA Better Newspaper Contest.

Joe David brings humor and light to anyone who comes into contact with him and you can count yourself lucky if you get to call him friend.

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