About Our Namesake

  • The Freeman family, deeply ingrained in Katy's history, has been prominent in civic leadership, with members serving as mayor, city council members, and contributing to the volunteer fire department and school board. Their civic impact extends to support of various service groups, including the Katy Literary Club and Katy Heritage Society, as well as their involvement with the Keep Katy Beautiful Board. Notably, their influence on Katy is commemorated in a dedicated section of the Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum. Beyond civic engagement, the Freeman's have a longstanding connection to agriculture and education, dating back to the late 19th century. The first-generation, W.E. and Mae Belle Freeman, emphasized the importance of education, paving the way for their children to attend school. Today, five generations of Freeman's have graduated from Katy ISD schools, with the sixth generation currently enrolled.