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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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Thyroid Disease Affects Millions, Including One Of CBS 11’s Own

Few people even think about their thyroid, but it controls many functions in the body. And when CBS 11 News reporter Mireya Villarreal started having problems with hers, she opted to get it removed.

02/13/2014

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Fort Worth Police Spend $7.9 Million To Stock Up On Dangerous Patrol Cars

They are deadly. They are dangerous. But they are cheap.

02/03/2014

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Eight Dead From H1N1 In Dallas County

Dallas County confirmed Friday they have eight total deaths related to the H1N1 flu virus.

01/03/2014

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iTeam Investigates: Video Surveillance Captures SUV Crashing Into Home

A SUV slams into the front of a Fort Worth home on the far northwest side, then drives away. The entire accident was captured on surveillance video.

01/01/2014

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SWAT Standoff With Fatal Stabbing Suspect Ends In Fort Worth

Nearly six hours after it began, a police standoff with a murder suspect has come to an end in a north Fort Worth neighborhood.

CBS 11–12/31/2013

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Veterans Dying Waiting On Disability Benefits

The Veterans Administration says they’re working hard to fix their backlog of medical claims. But the CBS 11 I-Team has uncovered a new problem faced by veterans and their families.

CBS 11–11/22/2013

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Problem Texas Teachers Moving From District To District

If you were busted for taking a weapon to work or got in trouble for sexually harassing someone on the job, chances are you’d be fired. But for school district employees, the people that teach our children, there are different standards.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

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I-Team: Chevron Reported Dozens Of Gas Line Ruptures Since 2006

Since 2006, Chevron has reported dozens of incidents where its natural gas pipelines have been hit, according to records from state and local agencies — and the incidents have caused millions of dollars in property damage.

CBS 11–11/14/2013

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Before Drug Sentencing Former Dallas Cowboy Sends Letter To CBS 11

Former Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd will find out his fate in federal court Wednesday. Hurd pled guilty to drug trafficking and now faces life in prison. Hurd has remained silent about the case until he wrote to the CBS 11 I-Team.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

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I-Team Investigation Prompts Mayor To Reimburse Airport

For most of us, a nice night out might cost a $100 or so. But how does $7,000 on dinner sound? The expense referenced took place in South Korea and some of the recipients were DFW Airport Board members and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

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Customers Pay For Texas Airport Execs’ Millions In Travel Expenses

Chauffeured rides in Las Vegas, 5-star hotels in Paris, or drinks in Dubai with a $1,300 bar tab — sounds like a great way to travel, right? The CBS 11 I-Team is now exposing this is how your customer dollars are being spent by top executives and board members of DFW International Airport.

10/31/2013

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City Employee Spending In Spotlight After Questionable Charges Revealed

Clothes, coffee and cocktails — the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered how some Fort Worth city employees are using your tax dollars to buy stuff like that, even though it’s supposed to be against the rules.

CBS 11–10/15/2013

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