“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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Bump, Set, Spike!

Our Houston team checked out Wakefield Crowbar a few weeks ago for some fun in the sand! Located between the Garden Oaks and Oak Forest neighborhoods of Houston, this dog friendly eatery has full-sized volleyball courts as well as a large patio for those of us who lean more towards “spectator” than “setter.” To make your court reservation or sign up for one of their volleyball leagues, check out http://www.wakefieldcrowbar.com/!

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Time’s (Almost) Up!

Time is running out to send us your Alpha “A” pictures! Make sure to get your entries in by September 5th for your chance to win a Go Pro, an underwater camera, or a SOUTHWEST AIRLINES GIFT CERTIFICATE! Send your entries to Marianne at mstanton@alphatesting.com!

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Go Local!

Local Coffee in San Antonio started because the city needed an “obsessively good coffee shop.” Now, Local Coffee has expanded to six locations in San Antonio, with another in Austin, plus their own roasting facility, Merit Roasting Co.

To keep you cool, caffeinated, and fed this summer, we recommend the smooth Nitro Cold Brew paired with a pop tart brought in from Bakery Lorraine. It’s sure to hit the spot!

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What Can I Win?

With August just around the corner, we thought we’d show you a couple of the prizes you can win if you enter our Where Has Your Alpha “A” Been? contest! There’s still time to enter, so make sure you send your photos to Marianne at mstanton@alphatesting.com!

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There are more prizes to come! In the meantime, here are a few more contest entries!

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Beat the Houston Heat!

Yes, the inevitable triple digit temperatures are finally upon us here in Texas, but that does not mean you cannot still have a cool time around H-town! There are plenty of things to do to “beat the Houston heat” that do not include burning a hole in your wallet.

This summer, several popular Houston museums are offering free admission every Thursday afternoon including: Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Children’s Museum of Houston, The Health Museum, Houston Museum of African American Culture, and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

Busy Thursdays? No worries. There are also plenty of museums that are free every day of the year including: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, DiverseWorks, Houston Center for Photography, The Menil Collection, Moody Center for the Arts, and the Rothko Chapel to name a few.

So if you want to mix it up a little bit without breaking a sweat or the bank, stop by one of these fine Houston attractions with some friends, family, or just the kiddos. School may have stopped, but the learning never has to! Check out http://houmuse.org/free-admission-times/ for details.

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Road Trip!

Looking to escape the Texas heat for a week, or just ready to plan next summer’s vacation? We recommend a road trip to Mount Rushmore National Memorial! Located in South Dakota’s magnificent Black Hills, Mount Rushmore is a definite must see, especially around the 4th of July.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the drive, we have some great places for your family to visit along the way!

First up, the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS where you can learn about the history of space travel, and even see Odyssey, the restored Apollo 13 Command Module. No kid (or adult) can resist imagining life in space or learning the history of rockets!

Next, head to Omaha, NE, where you can visit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Make sure to visit the zoo’s Desert Dome, which is the largest indoor desert in the world and includes animals and plants from southern Africa’s Namib Desert, the Red Center of Australia and the Sonoran Desert of the southwest United States. Don’t forget to pack those swimsuits, so you can cool off at the Alaskan Adventure splash grounds after a long day of exploring.

Once you make it to South Dakota, we suggest staying in Custer, SD, minutes from Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and much more! If you visit around Independence Day, you might even run into Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln.

If you venture up north, or anywhere else this summer, make sure to take your Alpha backpack and hat so we can see where your Alpha ‘A’ has been!

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