Let’s Go ‘Stros!

There’s nothing quite like October baseball, and if you are a Houston Astros fan, you are probably pretty happy right now! The Astros swept the Cleveland Indians this week in the ALDS, advancing them to the ALCS.

Catch the ‘Stros taking on the Boston Red Sox in the primetime slot at 7:09pm, Saturday, October 13th. Wear your Orange and Blue loud and proud this weekend and gather your friends and family to cheer them on all the way to the 2018 World Series! Visit https://www.mlb.com/ to catch up on all the latest baseball news, and check out a few pics of our staff from the Astros 2017 championship run below!

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It’s Fall, Y’all!

Your thermometer might still be hitting summer-like temperatures, but the calendar says it’s finally fall! Whether it’s a trip to a pumpkin patch, heading to the State Fair of Texas, or visiting a haunted house, we’ve rounded up a few lists of our favorite fall activities for you to check out!

Dallas/Fort Worth

Houston

San Antonio

Make sure to send us photos from your fall festivities!

Happy Fall

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And the winners are…

Congratulations to Charlene Robles, Tirek Driver, and Hannah McAdams, the winners of our Where has your Alpha ‘A’ Been? contest! Here are Charlene (GoPro) and Tirek (Fuji underwater camera) with their prizes, and we can’t wait to see where Hannah flies off to with her Southwest Airlines gift card! Thank you to everyone who entered!

We’ll be posting Alpha “A” photos throughout the year, so keep sending them to Marianne at mstanton@alphatesting.com.

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Down the Rabbit Hole!

Just down the street from our Dallas office, 9 Rabbits Bakery & Boba House is the perfect place to grab a pastry or cup of coffee. This rabbit themed café has an endless drink selection with choices of lattes, cold brew coffee, milk teas, smoothies or milkshakes (fruit or ice cream blendies)! 9 Rabbits Bakery was published in the D Magazine as one of the Best Sweets Shops of 2018. They make so many different desserts and baked goods you will have to go check it out for yourself. Don’t forget to try a croffle while you’re there!

Check out their website and menu at:  http://www.9rabbitsbakery.com/

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Oh the Places We CAN Go

Alpha Testing Dallas once again teamed up with Archer Western and HNTB for the CANstruction Dallas competition.

“Our  companies  are  working  toward advances  in  transportation,  including  the highways,  rail,  airports,  and  BEYOND! Our  structure  is  a  depiction  of  the  next  era of  space  travel,  leaving  the  balmy  waves of  Florida  and  looking  toward  Mars. While  we  work  toward  making  your  commutes better now  and  plan  for  the commutes  of  the  future,  one  thing  we  CAN  all  work  on  is  to  eradicate  hunger  in our  community.  Let’s  work  together  to  rid  Dallas  of  hunger today.” https://canstructiondallas2018.causevox.com/team/blastingouthunger

The entries are on display at NorthPark Center in Dallas until September 22nd, so make sure you check it out! Many thanks to all who participated, especially Jordan Koskelin and Hannah McAdams who represented Alpha on build day!

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Back to School 2018

In what has become an Alpha Testing tradition, here are some of the youngest (and not quite as young) members of the Alpha family on their first day of school. There are some on their first day of school ever, and others who are celebrating their last first day of school. Thanks for sending in all the great photos!

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“Perc” Up!

Alpha Testing - Perc UpIn the heart of Downtown Lewisville, a vintage style craft coffee cafe, “The Perc Coffeehouse”, is the perfect place to “Perc” up or chill down after a long, hard work week. If you head over there before summer is over, you can try one of their summer specials like a Cold Brew Milkshake (made with good ol’ Texas Blue Bell) or a Strawberry Latte. Live music performances can be seen and heard every Friday and Saturday night from 7-10pm.

Head on over to rehydrate and recharge while enjoying a fun, classic atmosphere. Visit their website at www.perccoffeehouse.com to check out the live performance line-up and see more menu options or have it delivered to you when you order through Uber Eats.

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