The Week in the Rearview Mirror

Lots of news came out of Cleveland this week with the Republican National Convention underway. In Texas delegation news, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s failure to endorse Donald Trump in his Wednesday speech was met with thundering boos; the junior senator then faced a livid — and yet admiring — Texas delegation on Thursday morning. Earlier in the week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton officially endorsed Trump.

Bill Voss said he is prepared to sue the Texas Department of Transportation over the agency's handling of proposed routes for a toll road that would cut across his land in Grimes County. Several frustrated neighbors may join him.

The Fort Worth Independent School District issued new guidelines on Wednesday for accommodating transgender students, pleasing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The strained relationship between the state’s higher and public education leaders were on full display Wednesday as Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes told the State Board of Education it isn't doing enough to prepare students for college.

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Donald Trump Jr. is coming to Texas next week to raise money for his dad fresh off the GOP national convention.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro looks to be off the hook with the White House after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that Castro violated a law prohibiting federal employees from engaging in partisan politics on the job.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday he supports having the U.S. attorney general investigate the Black Lives Matter movement, which seeks to bring attention to police shootings of African Americans.