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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Firsthand Look Inside Decontaminated Ebola Apartment

For more than a week, people have seen the outside of apartments belonging to Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, the nurses who tested positive for the Ebola virus.

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Presbyterian Hospital On The Defense: “We Followed CDC Protocols”

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is now on the defense; defending their actions after the National Nurses United Union called them out for putting the health and safety of staff members in danger.

CBS 11–10/16/2014

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Nurses Union Blames Texas Hospital For Not Protecting Workers

Unprepared, unsupported and lied to — those are the words being used by the National Nurses United Union. They say Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas did not protect its nurses.

CBS 11–10/15/2014

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Is The End Near For The Texas Lottery?

The Texas lottery is under a microscope, and there’s a possibility the games could come to an end.

10/09/2014

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Charity Bingo In Texas Set To Get Big Overhaul

Big changes are in store for Charitable Bingo in Texas.

10/08/2014

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Storm Cleanup In Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

Thursday’s storms collapsed an entire wall at a vacant building in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

10/03/2014

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How Ebola Infected Man Possibly Got To DFW

How did the man infected with Ebola get here? That’s the question everyone wants to know.

10/01/2014

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Ebola Patient’s Flight Path To Dallas Confirmed

How did he get here? What sort of screening did he go through? News of someone being treated for Ebola in Dallas has people asking all sorts of questions.

10/01/2014

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$1 Million Insurance Policy For Oklahoma Accident

CBS 11 I-Team Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal dug into Quickway’s past, sorting through crash reports and federal inspections.

09/29/2014

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Hundreds Of Offender GPS Alerts Take Days To Clear

You may think convicted criminals out on parole are forced to wear GPS monitors and tracked all the time. But the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered, that’s not always the case.

09/25/2014

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Computer System DPD Passed On Working Great For Sheriff’s Deputies

It’s the tale of two law enforcement agencies – The City of Dallas vs. Dallas County. At issue is a records management system used inside patrol cars that give law enforcement agencies access to critical information or help them book criminals.

CBS 11–09/23/2014

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DPD Computer Company Connected To Price Indictment

Problems piling up for Dallas’ police patrol cars. Now, the CBS 11 I-team has uncovered, the company that was hired to update the computers inside those city cars can be tied back to indicted County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

CBS 11–09/16/2014

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