Close Houston city council approves use of Uber, Lyft KHOU 6:22 PM. CDT August 06, 2014 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON – Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft can now operate legally in Houston. The services have been operating against the law for months, but Wednesday the Houston city council voted 10-5 to pass an ordinance to make it legal.Many taxi companies are still against the idea. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Katy chef shot, killed at nail salon in W. Harris County Man paralyzed after jumping in pool Rick Valeri talks about how he believes he and his wife were drugged on vacation in Mexico Caught on camera: Houston teen uses YouTube to catch bad drivers Woman hospitalized after one drink at Cancun resort HCSO: 2 dead, 3 wounded in north Harris Co. shooting Mother accused of stabbing 4 children smiles in first court appearance Man dies in northeast Houston house fire Two teens stab woman after she attempted to break-in their house through the doggie door Pearland woman on 'America's Got Talent' inspires fans with story of survival More Stories The Juice to be let loose; O.J. Simpson wins parole Jul 20, 2017, 12:41 p.m. Horse riding instructor accused of child sex assault… Jul 20, 2017, 10:40 a.m. Mom: 14-year-old daughter was shot in NE Harris Co. home Jul 20, 2017, 6:05 a.m.