Native Texan Mireya Villarreal 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.
The Veterans Administration says they’re working hard to fix their backlog of medical claims. But the CBS 11 I-Team has uncovered a new problem faced by veterans and their families.
If you were busted for taking a weapon to work or got in trouble for sexually harassing someone on the job, chances are you’d be fired. But for school district employees, the people that teach our children, there are different standards.
Since 2006, Chevron has reported dozens of incidents where its natural gas pipelines have been hit, according to records from state and local agencies — and the incidents have caused millions of dollars in property damage.
Former Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd will find out his fate in federal court Wednesday. Hurd pled guilty to drug trafficking and now faces life in prison. Hurd has remained silent about the case until he wrote to the CBS 11 I-Team.
For most of us, a nice night out might cost a $100 or so. But how does $7,000 on dinner sound? The expense referenced took place in South Korea and some of the recipients were DFW Airport Board members and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
Chauffeured rides in Las Vegas, 5-star hotels in Paris, or drinks in Dubai with a $1,300 bar tab — sounds like a great way to travel, right? The CBS 11 I-Team is now exposing this is how your customer dollars are being spent by top executives and board members of DFW International Airport.
Clothes, coffee and cocktails — the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered how some Fort Worth city employees are using your tax dollars to buy stuff like that, even though it’s supposed to be against the rules.
When you call 911 you expect crews to respond within minutes. But if you have an emergency in parts of south Fort Worth, it could take up to 15 minutes for first responders to get to you.
It’s been a rough summer for Denver Broncos’ Von Miller. In August, the NFL announced the team’s star linebacker would be suspended for six games for violating the league’s drug policy.
This weekend Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will remember a dark day in its history. Delta Flight 1141 crashed 25 years ago Saturday. The Boeing 727 was taking off when it bounced three times, then hit the ground.
A Dallas congresswoman is speaking out about care at Veterans Affairs hospitals — saying the VA is jeopardizing the quality of care for vets, to protect its own administration.
Tracking criminals without having to chase them… it’s a concept that may seem farfetched, but at least one Texas police department is using new specialized GPS technology to do just that.