Parents and Advocates for Slower Learners is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing social opportunities for adults with developmental difficulties. Adult slow learners 17 and older, as well as their family members, are welcome to join PASL. Members of PASL meet monthly for social activities. For more information about joining, visit or email Wade Mercer at

Texas Center for the Physically Impaired, an organization founded by Lake Highlands resident Robert Langford, seeks donations of used computers and computer parts, which will be refurbished and then shipped free to visually impaired people. According to the organization, 2,700 computers have been donated to the visually impaired during the past five years. For information, visit or call 214.340.6328.

The Presby Presenters Toastmasters group meets Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, 8200 Walnut Hill. The non-profit public speaking club was founded to help members overcome public speaking fears and develop and enhance their leadership skills. Newcomers are welcome. Meeting rooms and lunch plans change weekly; contact Lynda Waters at 214.288.7959 or for information.

Lake Highlands Military Moms is a friendship and support group for mothers with children currently serving in the military. For information, contact Rhonda Russell at

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is compiling a list of names and military addresses of former Lake Highlands students serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to send supplies, phone cards and letters. Lake Highlands soldiers currently serving overseas are Michael J Adcock, Matt Boothm Chris Alexander, Jack Cronan, Michael W. Edwards, Joshua Frank, Amy Hargis, Isaac Haseley, Andrew Hinshaw, Bryce Marx, Andrew C. Moore, Wes Mullins, Brian Novy, Justin Peachee, Patrick Peachee, Quentin Rhoads-Herrera, Lee Russell, Matt Simpson, LeDarrius D. Wade, and Nicholas R. Yates. For a current list of soldiers, visit and click on “Lake Highlands Military”.

The SPCA of Texas runs an injured animal rescue ambulance service to help strays. SPCA will respond to calls in our neighborhood from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Field officers will evaluate injured animals and take them to the SPCA, Highland Park Animal Clinic, or an emergency clinic for treatment. 214.651.7387.