Mireya Villarreal

Mireya Villarreal

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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New Restrictions For Former Fort Worth Mortuary Owner

An ongoing investigation by the CBS 11 I-Team has led to new restrictions for former Fort Worth funeral home owner.

03/13/2015

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Funeral Director On Trial For Abuse Of Corpse Still Working Funerals

Dondre Johnson is charged with Theft and Abuse of Corpse, but that’s not stopping him from working funerals.

03/10/2015

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North Texan Declares Love For Fiancee In Snow

A Fort Worth man got an itch to do something romantic while his fiancee’ slept early Thursday morning.

03/05/2015

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Emails Between Former Police Chief, Taser International Exposed

A relationship between Fort Worth’s former police chief and the company it bought body cameras from, Taser International, is now under scrutiny.

03/04/2015

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Former Fort Worth Police Chief Ties To Taser Questioned

Fort Worth city leaders are reviewing ethics and bidding policies in light of former chief’s relationship with a vendor.

03/03/2015

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Dangerous Antibiotic Could Be Responsible For Deaths

When you go to the doctor you want them to give you something to make you feel better. But for some patients, the cure may be much worse than what they came in with.

03/02/2015

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Former Fort Worth Mortuary Owner In Court

For the first time in months, Dondre Johnson was back in court.

02/26/2015

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Body Cameras: Police Tool Has Hidden Costs

There is little doubt that body cameras have helped both police officers and the public, however, new questions are being raised about the price and the use of these cameras.

02/24/2015

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Despite Texas School Closures Some Students Have Campus Fun

For more than 700 schools across North Texas, Monday was a real snow day. But in Weatherford some students still showed up on campus.

CBS 11–02/23/2015

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Funeral Home Owner Tries To Dodge CBS 11 Reporter & Lawsuit

Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal confronted a former funeral home owner pending lawsuit.

CBS 11–02/13/2015

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Another Arrest Of Mortuary Owner Where Decaying Bodies Found

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.

CBS 11–02/11/2015

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Fort Worth’s “Undertaker Twins” Still Working Funerals

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.

02/04/2015

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