Katy, Texas is located in the metropolitan area of Texas. Named after the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, Katy got its name from the "K-T" Railroad that ran through the city of Katy, Texas in the 1800's. Katy was once referred to as Cane Island which was derived from Cane Island Creek, a water body west of downtown. The origination of the name Cane Island is believed to come from Katy's once major economic resources of the town producing sugar cane and rice.
The area of Katy lies within the jurisdiction of Houston. Some parts of Katy have been annexed by the city of Houston and Katy has the opportunity in the future to annex more areas in the future and hold its own jurisdiction over the area. The total Katy area is roughly 250,000 people in population.
Katy is home to the Katy Tigers football team of Katy High School. The tigers have won the State 5A football title 6 times with their most recent championship coming in 2008.
Gary Joseph is the high school football coach of the Katy Tigers. His celebrity has helped him with an appearance on the Borat portion of the Ali Gi Show. The tradition of Katy Football can be found on Katy Nation. The area of Katy also hosts over 30 golf courses centrally located within 20 miles radius of the center of Katy.
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