Antonio and Deolinda Simas of Taunton, Mass., have announced the engagement of their daughter Melissa Matos Simas to Nathan Edgar Tyler, son of Edgar and Missye Tyler of Conway.

 The bride-to-be was a 1996 graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton. She received a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University in 2000. She is currently employed as a news anchor at KARK, Channel 4 in Little Rock.

The groom-to-be graduated from Conway High School in 1997, and Texas Christian University in 2001. He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas in 2005, and a Masters of law in taxation from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2007.

The groom-to-be is currently employed at Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull, and Burrow Law Firm in Little Rock.

The couple is planning a wedding on Aug. 7, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Taunton, Mass. Reception to follow at Boston Harbor Hotel.