FOX 26 Digital News Brief for Aug. 15, 2018

Houston Independent School District will avoid major state sanctions for at least one more year. Six of its longest struggling schools have finally met state academic standards, according to rankings released by the Texas Education Agency.

The Baytown Police Department is searching for whoever shot an 84-year-old Korean War veteran in the back. The man and a friend were out on their morning walk in the Pinehurst subdivision.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has launched a plan to keep schools, neighborhoods and communities safe from gun violence. The Commission Against Gun Violence developed thirty proposals.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward got into a fight at during a joint team practice on Wednesday morning. The heated moment was captured on video.

Thousands of students began their school year on Wednesday including Katy ISD and Spring ISD.