Joey Dauben's reign as the muckraking king of Ellis County came to an ignominious end last month when he was sentenced to three 10-year sentences for raping a boy, then 14, on a church camping trip in 2007. It was an ironic end for the 32-year-old, who crusaded against child abuse (and many other t ... More >>
Two years ago, Joey Dauben was full-time small-town muckraker, publishing the Ellis County Observer and a string of other small papers, blending investigative stories with vicious gossip and baseless speculation at a rate of speed that thrilled and enraged his target audience. He focused intensely o ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsJoey Dauben, who now sits in jail in Navarro CountyPerhaps you've heard by now: Joey Dauben, publisher of the Ellis County Observer and several other small-town papers and websites throughout North Texas, has been indicted and arrested on charges of sexually assaulting ... More >>
In the little towns outside of Dallas, publisher and aspiring politician Joey Dauben is on a crusade to expose abuses of power, civic mischief and -- most of all -- himself.
When big-city lawyers appear in the courtroom of Judge Gene Knize, they better be prepared to duck and cover