PHS mascot: Phillips Blackhawks

Phillips High School
Alumni Association
P.O. Box 1710, Borger TX 79008

PHS mascot: Phillips Blackhawks

 

Home Navigation Button

News Navigation Button

Pictures Navigation Button

Memories Navigation Button

Emails Navigation Button

Links Navigation Button

Site Map Navigation Button


___________


 

 

Links to Resources

 

        Phillips, TX: http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/Phillips-Texas.htm

        Search MapQuest for a current map of Phillips, TX

       Map of Phillips from Hutchinson County Clerk's Office: 1970's
                Mid-1950's Map of Phillips
                Directory of Students' addresses, Class of 1961
      

Street Names from 1970's Map:

Avenue A Lemp: named for Charles Lemp, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company
Avenue B Main
Avenue C Meredith: named for another oil company founded by Frank Phillips & brothers
1st Street New Mechanic
2nd Street Oberfell: named for George Oberfell, director of research for Phillips Petroleum Company
3rd Street Ostrom Road: named for owner of grocery store, Phillips TX
Adams: named for K.S. 'Boots' Adams, board of directors; later President of Phillips Petroleum Company Pantex: Contraction of 'Panhandle of Texas'
Addinsell: named for A.N. Addinsell, early oil refiner Park: named for street with Frank Phillips' mansion in New York City
Byrd: named for Admiral Richard Byrd early user of PhilGas Perkins: early postmaster in Phillips
Carter: named for 'Silent' Carter, early oilman who talked constantly Phillips Avenue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Phillips
Coble: named for William Thomas Coble, early rancher Prairie
Cook Rice: named for F.E. Rice, head of gasoline division for Phillips Petroleum Company
Dimit: possibly named after the Masonic term meaning to resign or release; Frank Phillips was a  Mason. Riney Drive: named for John Riney, early Oklahoma oilman
Dupont: named for Eugene Dupont, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company Ryan
Earle: named for Ellis P. Earle, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company Sands: possibly named for geologic formation where oil is found
Ellis: possibly also named for Ellis P. Earle, board of director of Phillips Petroleum Company Santa Fe: named for Santa Fe railroad
Emery: named for Don Emery, general counsel of Phillips Petroleum Company Smith-Capers: 1922 oil well on the Smith Ranch, one of the earliest in Hutchinson County
Endacott: named for Paul Endacott, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company Smoot: named for banker W. Clay Smoot, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company
Hiatt: possibly named for early Oklahoma oilman Starks: possibly named for Starks Oilfield near Beaumont TX
Hamilton: named for R.F. Hamilton, executive committee secretary, Phillips Petroleum Company Stevens
Hughes: former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Trower: named for H.A. Trower, early Phillips Petroleum Company executive
Hull: named for J.A.T. Hull, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company Trail Road
Hummel: named for Peter W. Hummel, oil field geologist Youker: named for M.P. Youker, oil field technologist
Johnston: named for J. L. Johnston, board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company Warehouse
Jones: possibly named for Bruce Jones, an early chauffeur of Frank Phillips or one of several other acquaintances named Jones Whittenburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittenburg,_Texas
Joplin: R.C. Jopling was Phillips Petroleum Company's early P.R. man Woods
Koopman: named for Henry E. Koopman, treasurer of Phillips Petroleum Company Webmaster note: most of the names are from Oil Man: The Story Of Frank Phillips & The Birth Of Phillips Petroleum by Michael Wallis. Please share corrections and other stories of street name origins with PHSAlumni_AT_sbcglobal.net

Newspapers:

    Borger News-Herald
      
Handbook of Texas Online:

    Phillips: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgp03
    Hutchinson County: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch23
    Borger: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/heb10
    Fritch: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjf08
    Plemons: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp44
    Stinnett: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjs26
    Search Handbook of Texas Online: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/search.html

Wikipedia Articles:

    Places--
    Phillips: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips%2C_Texas
    Hutchinson County: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutchinson_County%2C_Texas  
    Borger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borger_Texas
    Fritch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritch%2C_Texas
    Stinnett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinnett%2C_Texas
    Texas Panhandle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_panhandle    

    People--
    Asa Phillip (Ace) Borger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._P._%28Ace%29_Borger   
    Billy Dixon (Dixon Creek): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_%22Billy%22_Dixon
    Frank Phillips: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Phillips_(oil_industrialist)
    Hutchinson County is named for Andrew Hutchinson, an early attorney in Texas. There is no Wikipedia article on him.
    Fritch: No Wikipedia information on person for whom Fritch is named, H.C. Fritch, V.P. of Rock Island Railroad.
    Stinnett: No Wikipedia information on person for whom Stinnett is named, Albert Sidney Stinnett of Amarillo, a railroad executive.

Other Resources:

Hutchinson County

History of Hutchinson County, Texas: 104 years, 1876-1980: http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20204/m1/1/
     The entire book is available online and contains many interesting photos and stories.
Hutchinson County, a TX Genweb project: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhutchi/
Hutchinson County Towns (excluding Phillips): http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhutchi/towns2.html#ple

Phillips

    Article about Phillips, Texas Amarillo Globe-News July 12, 2009
    Blackhawk Victory Bell returned Amarillo Globe-News August 30, 2009
    Plains Song Washington Post November 1, 2009
    Town of Phillips Began as a Company Camp Borger News Herald, Sunday, October 8, 1978 
  
Places to visit:
        Phillips 66 Museum, Bartlesville OK: http://www.phillips66museum.com/EN/Pages/index.aspx
        Visit Frank Phillips birthplace/old style gas station: http://www.oldgas.com/info/creston66.html
        Restored Phillips 66 station: http://www.oldgas.com/info/massena66.html
        Frank and Jane Phillips' home: http://www.frankphillipshome.org/
        Woolaroc, Frank Phillips lodge & museum: http://www.woolaroc.org/

Petroliana: Shop for Phillips 66 memorabilia, e.g., toys, maps, signs, gas pumps, etc.
        http://www.oilsign.com/
        http://www.antiquemystique.com/petroliana.htm
        http://www.ebay.com
Info Please Almanac: What was happening in the world during the years of Phillips TX: 1926-1990
 

Did you know?

Phillips became a town in 1927 and was briefly named Pantex.

Phillips and Whittenburg townsites voted to merge in 1938.
 

Phillips Blackhawk Phillips Blackhawk

Schools:
    Plemons Stinnett Phillips Consolidated Independent School District
    Sanford Fritch ISD

Old Style Phillips 66 shield New Style Phillips 66 shield

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Readings:

Oil Man: The Story Of Frank Phillips & The Birth Of Phillips Petroleum by Michael Wallis
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Diane Pub Co (May 2001)
ISBN-10: 075676632X; ISBN-13: 978-0756766320

Phillips 66 1945-1954 Photo Archive: Photographs from the Phillips Petroleum Company Corporate Archives by M. Kirn [pictures of Phillips 66 service stations & attendants]
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Iconografix, Inc. (February 24, 1996)
ISBN-10: 1882256425; ISBN-13: 978-1882256426

History of Hutchinson County, Texas: 104 years, 1876-1980 by Hutchinson County Historical Commission
520 pages Taylor Publishing 1980
http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-20204  

More readings about the Plains & the Texas Panhandle are HERE.

All email addresses have @ replaced with _AT_ to discourage spam. Webpage updated:  25 January 2015
Contact webmaster: