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This time last year, Lucas Daniels was preparing to meet Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette Season 7. Ashley dumped him right before the hometown dates, but now the Odessa, TX oil man has struck it rich with a new lady love.

Back on March 16, Lucas tweeted, “Engaged to the love of my life!” That love is beautiful brunette Catherine Collins, a reporter and news anchor with CBS 7 News in West Texas.

Last month, Lucas and Catherine got “the full Greek experience” when visiting Lucas’ Season 7 buddy Constantine Tzortzis in Atlanta; also in Atlanta were Constantine’s Team Red Dragon twin, Bachelor Ben Flajnik, Ben’s fiancee Courtney Robertson, and Ryan “Mickey” McLean. It’s good to see the gang still hangs out together, post-Ashley. (Speaking of Ashley, she’s spending this weekend in Cancun with her own Bachelor 15 buddies)

Not sure what’s up with the wedding, but earlier today, Courtney tweeted to Lucas and Catherine, “Did you guys find your dream location?” Catherine replied, “Yes ma'am! Hopefully this Feb:)” We’ll mark our calendars!

Congrats to the latest Bachelor Nation couple to put a ring on it. And that is some ring. But you already know what they say about things in Texas...

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