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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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Cats, Coffee, Cartoons, OH MY!

New to Downtown Houston, El Gato Coffeehouse is Houston’s first “cat café”. Partnered with local no-kill animal shelter, Friends for Life, El Gato provides a comfortable, social environment for adoptable cats while also providing food and beverage options to those who visit this unique Houston hangout.

Not only can you eat local, tasty treats and play with the furry felines, but you can also watch “Caturday” morning cartoons, relax with yoga and cats, catch a Friday “Meowvie” night, and have a crafternoon making art and cat toys. If you are not a cat person, there is plenty of outdoor seating on their large patio where you can still enjoy your freshly made coffee and plentiful food options from local food trucks on property.

Whether you are looking to adopt your next furrever friend or just grab a cup of joe, you are helping to support a great cause all while having a good time doing something different. For more information on El Gato, upcoming events, and adoption options, visit their website at elgatocoffeehouse.com.

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Alpha’s Courtney S. enjoyed cat yoga with a new friend!

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We Are Alpha.

Family milestones matter.

Marriage.  Birth.  Baptism. Graduation. Anniversaries. Leaving home. Reunions – just to name a few.

At work, we continue our internal celebration of our 35th anniversary this year.  In looking back, there are so many events, clients, and projects that could each be lifted up as key points in our history.

We decided to call out the Alpha Testing milestones that have resulted in new offices and a new sense of ‘family,’ as we have grown beyond the original office.  Today, we have Alpha ‘family units’ in Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and multiple locations in Dallas.

The professional growth steps involved have paralleled many of the life milestones we all share.

Brian, Ken, Tony and I encourage and celebrate that ‘tribal’ sense of belonging that comes from being a part of an Alpha Testing regional operation.   Look around, and you can proudly say “WE are Alpha today.” Celebrate the success and the unique aspects of your region!

We hope you join us in celebrating the other Alpha teams in Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Balch Springs, and Farmers Branch.  We – all of us – are Alpha Today.

It is an honor to work alongside each of you, in every location, as we all continue to reach toward our Vision 2020 goals!

Jeff Wilt, PG
Executive Principal

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Donuts and Diapers

Our Houston team threw a Donuts and Diapers baby shower last week for two dads-to-be, Nathan Macicek and Joe Culley.

Right on cue, Miles Edward Macicek made his debut on Monday, May 21st. We’d like to think Miles wanted to make sure his dad could enjoy the party!

Congratulations to the Macicek and Culley families!

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It’s Festival Season!

While parts of the U.S. are still trying to dig out from the never-ending winter, it is festival season in Texas, and there’s something for everyone. Whether you want travel back in time at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival®, or just enjoy some good food and great Texas music at The Great Texas BBQ Festival, now is the time to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and head outside! Not sure what to do this weekend? Head to https://www.everfest.com/texas to find a festival near you!

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I’m a Slowpoke.

Sales staff cannot live at anything less than the speed of light, but occasionally there is a need to slow down.  Alpha’s Jeff Wilt and Sean Bowman have been known to break bread at Slowpokes, and it is a real treat as “locally sourced” is a keystone of the establishment. The coffee is wonderful as well – fresh, strong, and sufficient caffeine to get both of them up to warp speed again.

Check out their menu at http://www.slowpokeshtx.com/.

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Rodeo Time in Texas

Saddle up your horses and put your boots on because it’s Rodeo season in Texas. If you want to eat fried food, play carnival games, watch concerts, pet a few animals or purchase a cow, the Rodeo is the place to do it. No matter what Alpha service region you’re in, there’s a rodeo for you. Check out the lineups and dates below!

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo: January 12th– February 3rd

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo: February 8th– February 24th

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: February 27th– March 18th

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