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.
For more than 700 schools across North Texas, Monday was a real snow day. But in Weatherford some students still showed up on campus.
Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal confronted a former funeral home owner pending lawsuit.
Rachel Hardy is back in jail, this time charged with theft. And even though her husband faces the same charges for the same case, Dondre Johnson has not been served or arrested.
More than six months after police found five dead bodies rotting in the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth, the CBS 11 I-Team has uncovered the Johnson twins are working funerals again.
Teachers behaving badly – It’s not a new problem, but new modes of communication are making inappropriate comments and relationships all too easy.
A female teacher sentenced to five years in prison for having group sex with her students. A jury sentenced Brittni Colleps’ in August 2012. Less than two and half years later, the former Kennedale ISD teacher is back home.
Do you hate those red light cameras? Well, you’re not alone. As of today, more than 10,000 voters in Arlington have signed a petition, trying to get the cameras turned off.
Crowley Police believe domestic violence is to blame for the deaths of four people.
Two men were hurt while working at a scrap metal business in Fort Worth.
At the young age of 7-years-old, Braxton Bond is having to deal with his first real heartbreak
Affluenza — it’s the one word that may have kept Ethan Couch out of jail. But now, several Texas lawmakers want to ban the controversial tactic from being used in court again.
Generic drugs are supposed to be easy to get and cheap, but recently, the price has risen.