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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Arlington Voters Petition Against Red Light Cameras

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.

01/02/2015

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Neighbors, Friends Hold Vigil To Remember Crowley Family

Crowley Police believe domestic violence is to blame for the deaths of four people.

12/30/2014

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Two Workers Injured In Fort Worth Industrial Accident

Two men were hurt while working at a scrap metal business in Fort Worth.

12/29/2014

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Finding Grace: A Boy’s Christmas Wish To Find His Dog

At the young age of 7-years-old, Braxton Bond is having to deal with his first real heartbreak

12/25/2014

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Texas Legislators Aim To Ban ‘Affluenza’ Defense

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.

12/10/2014

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Patients Feel The Pinch Of Higher Generic Drug Prices

Generic drugs are supposed to be easy to get and cheap, but recently, the price has risen.

CBS 11–11/28/2014

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I-Team Uncovers Hydrants Out-Of-Order For Months

The CBS 11 I-Team took a close look at fire hydrant work orders in Dallas, after a neighborhood association reached out to Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal asking for help.

CBS 11–11/17/2014

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Affluenza Teen Being Released From Texas Rehab

The so-called ‘affluenza’ teen, Ethan Couch, is being released from a Texas State Hospital in Vernon today. But CBS 11’s I-Team has learned that he will not be going home.

CBS 11–11/13/2014

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Dallas Council Calls For Audit Of DPD Contract & Computer System

No references – No problem! The CBS 11 I-Team confirms Dallas city staffers never checked a company’s references before awarding a multi-million dollar computer system contract.

CBS 11–11/12/2014

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Who Am I To Not Forgive Ethan?

Ethan Couch, the teenager that claimed he suffered from Affluenza, is supposed to be released from rehab very soon.

11/10/2014

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Ebola Clean Up Costs Add Up For Dallas

T-shirts, sticks of deodorant, and more are on the list of items Dallas County paid for during the Ebola clean up.

11/06/2014

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Cities Refuse To Pay Red Light Camera Tickets

Cities run red light camera programs, and expect drivers to pay up. But the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered some of those cities aren’t practicing what they preach.

CBS 11–11/03/2014

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