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.
The Texas lottery is under a microscope, and there’s a possibility the games could come to an end.
Big changes are in store for Charitable Bingo in Texas.
Thursday’s storms collapsed an entire wall at a vacant building in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
How did the man infected with Ebola get here? That’s the question everyone wants to know.
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.
CBS 11 I-Team Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal dug into Quickway’s past, sorting through crash reports and federal inspections.
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.
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.
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.
Police officers’ lives at risk. Your safety at risk. All because of a computer system that some say still doesn’t work right.
If you live in the Fort Worth school district, you’re still paying for the former superintendent’s car and cell phone bill.
No one likes to get a traffic ticket, much less spend any time or money taking care of it. That’s why there are new businesses popping up around the country that say they’ll handle everything for you.