Sara Peyton and Jade Dospapas gladly announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their mommy, Erika Velez to Ryan Schmidt. Erika is the daughter of Valentin and Letty Velez of Mason, the granddaughter of Ray and Janie Garza of Fredonia, Roman Velez, Sr. of Mason and the late Lupe Bermea. The bride elect is a 2006 graduate of Mason High School and currently works at Mason Elementary school as a paraprofessional. Ryan is the son of Charlie and Trina Schmidt of Mason, the grandson of Helen and Frank Habecker of Mason, and the late Evers Charles Schmidt, Shirley LaFleur of Mason, and the late Cecil Meredith. The groom to be is 2008 graduate of Mason High School and 2009 graduate of TSTC Sweetwater. He is a field tech for Upwind Solutions. The couple will wed in Mason, July 5, and will continue to make this their home.