Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Martinez of Robstown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ann Martinez, to Steven J. Pettit, son of Mr. Randy Pettit and Mrs. Annette Chumbe of Houston.

Laura is a graduate of Robstown High School and Texas A&M University at College Station where she received a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. She is a production engineer for Dow Chemical in Freeport.

Steven is a graduate of Texas City High School and received a Process Technology degree from College of the Mainland in Texas City. He is a process operator for EPCO in Houston.

Their wedding will be held on Sept. 19, 2009 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Houston.