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.
On Monday, the CBS 11 I-Team confirmed the Director of Charity Bingo, Sandra Joseph, resigned from her post. Her resignation was submitted two days after the I-Team’s initial investigation into charity bingo in Texas.
Some charity organizations across Texas have been pushed to the brink of bankruptcy after getting involved with bingo. The Lottery Commission runs charity bingo. But some non-profit groups believe the state isn’t doing enough to protect the groups.
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.
Hours after Ivan Lopez’s death, Fort Hood Army Lt. Colonel Mark Milley admitted they were still trying to figure out who Lopez was.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They are deadly. They are dangerous. But they are cheap.
Dallas County confirmed Friday they have eight total deaths related to the H1N1 flu virus.