Richard and Cindy Briggs are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Elaine Briggs, to Austin Glenn Farias, the son of Dayna Smith of Orange, Augustine Farias of San Antonio, and Paul Smith of Orangefield.

The bride to be is a 2005 graduate of Bridge City High School and graduated from Lamar University. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies. She will begin her career in education in August at Orangefield Elementary.

The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Orangefield High School and graduated from Lamar University. He holds a Bachelors of General Studies and is attending the ACE program at Lamar State College – Orange. He also will be entering the education field. He is employed by MCT Credit Union.

The couple plan a 6 p.m. wedding on July 24, 2010 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City.