The engagement of Alexis Jae Ruch and James Robert Duvall, both of Austin, Texas, has been announced by Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield, and Jason Ruch Sr. of Lehighton.

She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree. She is employed at American National Insurance Company as a multi-lines insurance agent.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Christine Duvall, of Buda, Texas. He is a graduate of Mediatech Institute and is the owner of Creative Engineering and Solutions.

The wedding date is not yet set.