Mr. and Mrs. Jim Childress of San Saba are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Anne, to Ryan Wade Appleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Appleton of Brady. The bride-elect is a graduate of San Saba High School, a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University and is an architect with RTKL & Associates. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. M.A. Childress of Goldthwaite and Mr. and Mrs. James Harkey of San Saba. The prospective groom is the grandson of Gusta Mae Appleton and the late E.M. Appleton of Brady and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Harrington of Dallas. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is currently a student at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. The couple will be married May 31 at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.