Mireya Villarreal

Mireya Villarreal

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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Arlington Contractor Costs City of Fort Worth Time And Money

The City of Fort Worth is taking legal action against an Arlington contractor after his mistakes cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and nearly a year in delays.

06/30/2015

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Search Called Off For Missing Fort Worth Kayaker

By air and on the ground is how the Fort Worth Fire Department spent its last day searching for Edgar Castro.

06/29/2015

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Homeowners In Van Expected More From FEMA

Six weeks after a major tornado ripped through Van, Texas, the city is nearly done with debris clean up.

06/25/2015

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Seven DISD Superintendents In 19 Years, Mike Miles Latest To Resign

DISD Superintendent Mike Miles has resigned, leaving the district looking for another leader.

06/23/2015

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Criminal Cases Investigation Ongoing In Tarrant County

Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson is notifying defense lawyers throughout North Texas about an investigation into the credibility of testimony by police, mostly in misdemeanor cases.

06/15/2015

Just about all there is of Chisolm Trail Ranch so far are some nice benches.

$6,000,000 View – You Paid For It

Millions of your tax dollars were spent fixing roads in southwest Fort Worth to help generate big business. But so far all it has generated is frustration.

05/20/2015

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Grand Jury ‘No-Bills’ Grapevine Officer In Deadly Shooting

A Tarrant County has no billed the Grapevine Police officer who fatally shot Ruben Villalpando.

05/18/2015

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Driver Escapes As Car Is Swept Away By Rushing Creek Water Near Granbury

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – A driver swept away by rushing creek waters near Granbury was reportedly able to make it out of her car, while the vehicle remained stuck in Stroud Creek.  The […]

05/13/2015

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I-Team Uncovers Evidence Grand Jury Likely To Use In Grapevine Shooting

New video uncovered by the CBS 11 I-Team shows Ruben Garcia, shot and killed by Grapevine Police in February, in a different light.

05/05/2015

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Family Fears Rain Could Force Retaining Wall To Finally Fall

Homeowners in north Fort Worth are praying the rain will stay away this week as a retaining wall in their backyard is holding on for dear life.

04/14/2015

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Argyle Building Collapse: I-Team Uncovers Companies’ Past

When a building collapses and there’s loss of life or property, the I-Team looks through federal, state and even county information to build a history for each company involved.

04/02/2015

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Family Sues Fort Worth Police For Death, Reacts To I-Team Video

A lawsuit was filed against the City of Fort Worth and two police officers, claiming excessive force was used on Jermaine Darden in May 2013.

03/25/2015

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