Juan Jimenez, Ardmore, and Marcela Jimenez, Longview, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa, to Blaine Matlock, the son of Terry Matlock, Marietta, and Kim Bailey, Marietta.

The future bride is the granddaughter of Eleno Licea and Maria Licea, Longview, Texas.

She graduated from Ardmore High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She is currently employed at Cities in Schools in Ardmore.

Her fiancé graduated from the American Academy for Education in Ardmore. He is currently employed as a network administrator at Citizens Bank in Ardmore.

The couple plans to be married on Aug. 17 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ardmore.