Mireya Villarreal

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A native Texan, Mireya was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After attending the University of Texas Pan-American on a tennis scholarship, her first on-air job was at KGNS in Laredo, covering sports as a weekend anchor/reporter. Her next move took her to back to the Rio Grande Valley, where she reported on crime, border violence and education at KRGV. Before joining CBS 11 News in January 2013, Mireya spent four years as an investigative reporter at WOAI in San Antonio.

As an investigative journalist, Mireya’s work has focused on consumer issues and exposing government corruption and waste. In San Antonio, she uncovered a barter system where city employees used Alamodome suites for their family and friends. In addition, her series of stories on retaining wall construction resulted in major changes by the city and county to better protect homeowners. And several of her stories on a neglected unincorporated neighborhood gained the attention and action of state lawmakers, who’ve already filed legislation that would give county leaders more power to go after absentee property owners. In 2012, her report on a real estate scam that targeted San Antonio homebuyers sparked legal investigations into two local companies and earned her a Lone Star Emmy. She’s also received two Texas Associated Press Awards for stories on immigration and child safety.

Mireya loves being outdoors, staying active and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Matthew, have a basset hound named Biggie.

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Former Fort Worth Mortuary Owner In Court

For the first time in months, Dondre Johnson was back in court.

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Body Cameras: Police Tool Has Hidden Costs

There is little doubt that body cameras have helped both police officers and the public, however, new questions are being raised about the price and the use of these cameras.

02/24/2015

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Despite Texas School Closures Some Students Have Campus Fun

For more than 700 schools across North Texas, Monday was a real snow day. But in Weatherford some students still showed up on campus.

CBS 11–02/23/2015

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Funeral Home Owner Tries To Dodge CBS 11 Reporter & Lawsuit

Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal confronted a former funeral home owner pending lawsuit.

CBS 11–02/13/2015

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Another Arrest Of Mortuary Owner Where Decaying Bodies Found

Rachel Hardy is back in jail, this time charged with theft. And even though her husband faces the same charges for the same case, Dondre Johnson has not been served or arrested.

CBS 11–02/11/2015

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Fort Worth’s “Undertaker Twins” Still Working Funerals

More than six months after police found five dead bodies rotting in the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth, the CBS 11 I-Team has uncovered the Johnson twins are working funerals again.

02/04/2015

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A Look At Educators, Students & Electronic Media Policies

Teachers behaving badly – It’s not a new problem, but new modes of communication are making inappropriate comments and relationships all too easy.

CBS 11–02/02/2015

Kennedale High School teacher Brittni Nicole Colleps has been found guilty of having sexual intercourse with students at her Arlington home. (credit: Arlington Police Department)

Kennedale Teacher Convicted Of Improper Relationships Released

A female teacher sentenced to five years in prison for having group sex with her students. A jury sentenced Brittni Colleps’ in August 2012. Less than two and half years later, the former Kennedale ISD teacher is back home.

CBS 11–01/06/2015

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Arlington Voters Petition Against Red Light Cameras

Do you hate those red light cameras? Well, you’re not alone. As of today, more than 10,000 voters in Arlington have signed a petition, trying to get the cameras turned off.

01/02/2015

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Neighbors, Friends Hold Vigil To Remember Crowley Family

Crowley Police believe domestic violence is to blame for the deaths of four people.

12/30/2014

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Two Workers Injured In Fort Worth Industrial Accident

Two men were hurt while working at a scrap metal business in Fort Worth.

12/29/2014

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Finding Grace: A Boy’s Christmas Wish To Find His Dog

At the young age of 7-years-old, Braxton Bond is having to deal with his first real heartbreak

12/25/2014

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