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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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Ethan Couch, 16, has been sentenced to 10 years probation for a June 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people and severely injured two others.  (credit: CBS 11 News)

“Affluenza” Teen’s Parents Partially Responsible For Treatment

The parents of the teen who drove drunk and caused a crash that killed four people last summer will pay only a small percentage for his rehabilitation treatment.

CBS 11–04/11/2014

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I-Team Uncovers Background On Suspected Fort Hood Shooter

Hours after Ivan Lopez’s death, Fort Hood Army Lt. Colonel Mark Milley admitted they were still trying to figure out who Lopez was.

CBS 11–04/02/2014

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Hostage Speaks Out After Police Leave Home Nearly Destroyed

A woman held hostage says she feels like she’s been victimized twice; first by the murder suspect who kept her captive and then by police who came to help. That woman spoke exclusively with CBS 11 News.

CBS 11–03/26/2014

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Construction More Than A Roadblock For Some North Texas Homeowners

The LBJ freeway in North Dallas is not a fun place to be right now. But for some 100 homeowners, there is no avoiding the construction mess…they nearly live on top of the LBJ Express Project.

CBS 11–03/19/2014

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Facebook Does About Face On Private Gun Sale Policy

A gun deal going down in minutes, the CBS 11 I-Team showed you how easy it is to buy and sell guns on social media sites, with very little oversight. Now, Facebook, which also owns Instagram, says they’re making some big changes.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

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I-Team Goes Undercover To Test Military Discount Promises

It’s not uncommon to see retail stores now-a-days, big and small, honor our active military and veterans for their service by offering them a discount.

CBS 11–02/24/2014

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Booming Social Media Gun Groups Make Private Sales Easy

No waiting, no hassle, and no background checks… If you want to buy a gun you could go to a store and jump through hoops or you just jump online.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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Thyroid Disease Affects Millions, Including One Of CBS 11′s Own

Few people even think about their thyroid, but it controls many functions in the body. And when CBS 11 News reporter Mireya Villarreal started having problems with hers, she opted to get it removed.

02/13/2014

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Fort Worth Police Spend $7.9 Million To Stock Up On Dangerous Patrol Cars

They are deadly. They are dangerous. But they are cheap.

02/03/2014

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Eight Dead From H1N1 In Dallas County

Dallas County confirmed Friday they have eight total deaths related to the H1N1 flu virus.

01/03/2014

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iTeam Investigates: Video Surveillance Captures SUV Crashing Into Home

A SUV slams into the front of a Fort Worth home on the far northwest side, then drives away. The entire accident was captured on surveillance video.

01/01/2014

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SWAT Standoff With Fatal Stabbing Suspect Ends In Fort Worth

Nearly six hours after it began, a police standoff with a murder suspect has come to an end in a north Fort Worth neighborhood.

CBS 11–12/31/2013

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