Judy and Ronnie Yambra of Houston, Texas are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Beth, to Jason Thomas Lourie, son of Ellen and Steve Lourie of St. Louis.

She is the granddaughter of Betty and the late Milton Freedman of Houston, and the late Sophie and Aaron Yambra of Galveston.

He is the grandson of Ruth Satz and the late Eddie Satz of St. Louis, and the late Ruth and Henry Lourie, also of St. Louis.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lamar High School in Houston, Texas and a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned her degree in early childhood education. She is currently teaching third grade at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago.

Her fiance is a graduate of Parkway Central and Indiana University, where he received his degree in journalism. He currently works in public relations in Chicago.

A June wedding is planned for 2012.