Texas Newspaper Lays Off Pair of Veteran Sportswriters

With the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since, respectively, 1991 and 1999

On Monday night, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Mavericks beat writer Dwain Price tweeted out some bad news. Followed this morning by his colleague at the paper, Charean Williams, who covers the Cowboys.

The newspaper, currently owned by McClatchy, has been involved in all sorts of historic elements of the local media landscape. Radio, TV and, ironically, this:

In 1982, the Star-Telegram founded the oldest continually operating online news service in the country, Star-Text.

Williams recently won a 2017 award for her journalism from the Dallas Sports Commission. She is the first woman to serve as a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector as well as the first female journalist named president of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Price had been with the paper since 1991, Williams since 1999. They were part of a larger group of reporters laid off Monday by the Star-Telegram.

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