Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    New Mustachioed Taxis Under Legal Pressure Pending City Hall Vote

    Alternative West Coast taxi companies Lyft and Uber have finally deployed in Houston with the reputation of establishing dozens of successful operations throughout the country -- and warding off ample legal protest from local cabbies. Houston City Council members will weigh criticism from traditio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    [Video] The Astrodome Ramps Get Imploded

    Way back in 1989, the Astrodome received a small makeover. To make sure that the Dome was all good with the upcoming Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, four towers were added to the Dome to serve as giant ramps that folks could use to get in to the 8th Wonder of the World. They've been around ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2013

    Stay of Execution

    County Sports and Convention Group Recommends Renovation, Not Demolition, of the Astrodome.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Astrodome Worst Nightmares Won't be Coming True

    Want to get a better look at the New Dome Experience plan? Click here. Going into the meeting of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation board on Wednesday afternoon, held in the glassy glory that is Reliant Stadium, there was a certain dread hanging in the air. (This is Houston, after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Alabama Theater: Preserving The Little, Charming Details

    Most people seem to be happy Trader Joe's might be moving into the old Alabama Theater? Seems so. We're not foodies, so we have no idea how hip/edgy/status symbol a Trader Joe's is. But the folks at the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance are worried that renovating the old space into an upscale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Still Recovering From Ike, Galveston Ponders A $35 Million High School Stadium

    Illustration courtesy GISD​The residents of Galveston Island, still trying to recover from Hurricane Ike, have a decision to make: whether a $34.9 million new multipurpose stadium is worth an approximate 11 cents pday tax increase.The new stadium, proposed by the Galveston Island Independent Schoo ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 17, 2009

    Happy 30th

    As Lawndale reaches maturity, the Houston art community waxes nostalgic.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Why Does The Chronicle Hate People In Wheelchairs?

    Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezIf you're in a wheelchair, it's almost impossible to navigate the north side of the 800 block of Texas Avenue, home to the Houston Chronicle. There are trees planted in the middle of the sidewalk, splitting the already-narrow walkway into sections as thin as 26 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Survivor: Metro Bus Stop -- A Hair-Raising Test Of Skill!!

    Bus riders waiting on the northwest corner of 290 at Antoine have had a pretty hard time getting to their bus stop. After a handicap access ramp was built at the site, the bus stop has been impossible for Metro riders to get to without crawling over a cement obstacle or walking in the street. On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Rock the Bayou…Can You Handle It?

    I’ve got one word for you people: Dokken. Yeah, Dokken. I said it, and you heard me. I’m also saying Bret Michaels, Twisted Sister, RATT, L.A. Guns, Alice Cooper, and Skid Row. It’s Rock the Bayou time, yes indeedy. As a child of the late 80s, I was into my hair metal like I was into m ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Into the Gap

    Some Enron Field railings aren't kid-friendly - or even in compliance

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Sick and Fired

    Former curator Karl Peterson has been shut out of the zoo, and he wants to know why

  • Articles

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Heal Thyself

    Rapid detox leaves a nurse suffering unforeseen side effects

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    Obstacle Courses

    Several somebodies weren't doing their jobs when these Greenspoint-area sidewalks were built

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Ashley Yount Can't Hear You

    When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity

  • News

    May 25, 1995
  • News

    September 8, 1994

    Time and Money

    A battle with the city's premier bank leaves a former VP with the means to do good

  • News

    May 26, 1994
  • News

    May 12, 1994

    The Crip Patrol Rolls

    Disabled activists take businesses to task over accessibility