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The Great Hack of 2017

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On the evening of Sunday, May 21, 2017, and unbeknownst to us, two completely inappropriate and tasteless posts were sent out to millions of our fans through our various social media outlets. Chaos quickly ensued and we were flooded with messages from our loyal fans bringing attention to the problem at hand and asking us to delete the post. The odd thing about the situation was, while our fans could plainly see the posts in their newsfeeds, we were unable to see the content that was now causing us much worry and near panic on our Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds! It was evident that we were hacked and we made quick work of attempting to correct the problem that could have potentially caused even more havoc and mayhem.

Many of our fans reported the post to Facebook, and the links to these fake posts were removed by Facebook within 20 minutes of blasting out to our readers. We quickly took measures to secure our accounts and replied back to all that showed their concerns via messenger. We deeply apologize for any and all trouble this has caused our fans and want to assure you, our readers, that we will do all that is in our power to prevent this from happening again.

Rest assured that the sneaky hack only affected our social media outlets and no other accounts managed by Texas Media Group, which include TexasHillCountry.com and Authentic Texan, have been compromised. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your understanding, patience, cooperation, and support.