James and Kim Thompson of Blanco, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Nicole, to Brian Kirby Groves, son of Kevin and LynDee Groves of Graham, Texas and grandson to Kirby and Katherine Groves of Mason. Lauren is a graduate of Blanco High School in 2004 and recently graduated from Texas State University in August 2010. She is continuing her education at Texas State to become a certified paralegal. Brian will enlist in the United States Coast Guard after the wedding. The wedding will be held in Blanco, Texas on March 19, 2011.