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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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Union Conducts Voter Survey On Cutting Fort Worth PD Budget

Hundreds of Fort Worth residents say they don’t support cutting millions of dollars from the police department’s budget. That’s according to a survey paid for by the Fort Worth Police Officer’s Association.

CBS 11–08/12/2013

A sales person demonstates a Taser gun at the Nations Gunshow on November 21, 2009 in Chantilly, Virginia. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

I-Team: Fort Worth Police TASER Use On The Rise

The CBS 11 I-Team is uncovering dozens of cases where someone was exposed to a TASER by a Fort Worth police officer and seriously injured.

CBS 11–08/06/2013

Officer Thomas Kantzos faces federal charges for provided confidential information to a known drug dealer. (credit: Arlington Police Dept.)

Police Officer Drug Tests Rare During Alleged Steroid Scandal

The Arlington Police Department has vowed to enhance its drug testing policy after three officers were federally investigated.

CBS 11–07/29/2013

Gun Show Held At Pima County Fairgrounds

ATF Investigates Gun Shops After CBS 11 I-Team Straw Purchase Story

You wouldn’t put a gun in the hands of a criminal. But an ATF expert says that’s exactly what happens when a gun store allows a straw purchase.

CBS 11–07/25/2013

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I-Team: DPD Officer Investigation Started After CBS 11 Inquiry

Dallas Police leaders didn’t investigate the actions of officers involved in a chase that killed a teen girl until the I-Team started asking questions.

CBS 11–07/05/2013

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Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On Nonprofits

Days after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado donations from across the country poured into the American Red Cross. But a watchdog group that keeps a close eye on non-profits, like the Red Cross, raised some red flags when they realized not all of the money would go to the victims of the Moore disaster.

06/27/2013

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I-Team: Power Company Fined After Ruptured Gas Line & Explosion

The CBS 11 I-Team confirms part of the state’s investigation into a ruptured Lewisville gas line and explosion is done.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

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I-Team Reveals Husband’s Secret Life

She fell in love, got married, and then thanks to a nearly six year old CBS 11 I-Team story, she confirmed her husband wasn’t exactly who he claimed to be.

CBS 11–06/20/2013

Korean War veteran Gary Willingham (photo provided by: Willingham family)

Family Blames Dallas VA Hospital For Vet’s Death After Botched Surgery

A Korean war vetearan went into the Dallas VA Hospital to have his thyroid removed and came out paralyzed, unable to eat or walk on his own.

CBS 11–06/17/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster Assistance

The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

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I-Team: Innocent Teen Killed As A Result Of Dallas Police Chase

A 16-year-old girl killed after the car she was riding in was hit by a man running from police.

06/03/2013

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CBS I-Team: Shot In Line Of Duty, Officer Claims City Is Taking Her Benefits

She was shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed. Now, that Fort Worth officer claims the city is trying to take away her benefits. But city leaders say says she’s double-dipping, taking more of your tax dollars than she needs to.

05/31/2013

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