Your daily dose of Austin
Smartphone image
×
Make your inbox more Austin.
Local news and fun, every day 6am.
Austinites come together to support the family of those killed in North Texas car crash
(GoFundMe)

After a fatal accident on Nov. 24, locals mourn the death of Austin couple Jose and Sara Miñán.


Jose and Sara died after a collision with a pickup truck. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver, Michael Bowman, failed to yield the right of way when making a turn and crashed into the couple's car. Both Jose and Sara were pronounced dead on the scene after the car caught fire. It is believed that Bowman took his life after the crash.

One of the couple's children, Eli, was in the car when the collision happened. He was airlifted to a hospital in Abilene with minimal injuries and has since reunited with friends and family of the Miñáns.

Sara was a teacher at Redeemer School, a private school in Austin, and Jose owned Great Works Painting in Austin.

In a recent post by the Redeemer School, Sara Miñán is remembered as a faithful and loving teacher, who was adored by many.

The tragic accident has brought community members together to honor the couple's legacy in Austin and help support their two boys, Eli and Ander. The boys, ages 9 and 8, have been staying with family friends of the Miñán's in Austin since the accident, according to KXAN.

Hope Chapel, the Miñán's home church, also shared a post in remembrance of the couple.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the boys immediate and long-term needs, with all the money going directly to Sara's mother, Rosie McElroy.

Comments on the GoFundMe page illustrate the over pouring support and love many had toward the couple.


As of Monday, over $35,000 has been donated to the fund, which has a goal of $50,000.

Popular

A mortgage banker walks us through the math on purchasing a 'mid-price' Austin home
Shutterstock

So you want to buy a house?

To anyone trying to get on the "housing ladder," it's been a discouraging couple of years as prices skyrocketed in a market crowded with buyers bidding against each other for just about any available home.

Things may be calming down, with the Austin Board of REALTORS reporting fewer sales and more available homes this summer.

Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.

So how affordable are homes right now? That, of course, depends on what you want and how much you're able or willing to pay, but here are some rough estimates of what a typical buyer would pay to buy a $650,000 home, which would be considered "mid-price" in today's market.

Mortgage banker Chris Holland (NMLS 211033) of Austin's Sente Mortgage ran some numbers for Austonia to illustrate a typical purchase.

Keep ReadingShow less
Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

Keep ReadingShow less