Dwain Price (L) and Chareen Williams were both laid off by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Two further long-time and prominent sports journalists lost their jobs this week. That would be Dwain Price and Charean Williams (seen at left and right above, respectively) of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who were both laid off. Williams was at the paper for 18 years and had covered the Cowboys and the NFL for 23 years in total, and is a Pro Football Hall of Fame voter and a past president of the Football Writers of America, while Price spent 26 years at the paper and was most recently their Mavericks’ beat writer. Both announced their departures on Twitter, and they received plenty of praise from national media figures. First, here’s Williams’ announcement and responses to it:

And Price’s announcement, and some of the responses he received:

Star-Telegram Rangers beat writer Jeff Wilson also had a nice tribute for Price:

This is just the latest sad story about the Star-Telegram‘s sports section, as long-time sports editor Celeste Williams (no relation to Charean; Celeste Williams ran the section for nearly two decades, most recently as the managing editor for sports and features) passed away at 65 last week after months of battling cancer. She was thoughtfully remembered by colleagues like Mac Engel.

The Star-Telegram‘s sports coverage has long won plenty of plaudits, including six top-10 finishes in APSE awards for daily sections, five for special sections and two for Sunday sections, all in the highest circulation category and all between 2001-07 (they stopped entering after 2007 thanks to layoffs). Celeste Williams, Chareen Williams and Dwain Price were all part of those awards, and part of providing excellent sports coverage to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for decades. It’s going to be very tough for the paper to replace them.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing.