PHS mascot: Phillips Blackhawks

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

PHS mascot: Phillips Blackhawks


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        Phillips, TX:

        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:
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:,_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


    Borger News-Herald
Handbook of Texas Online:

    Hutchinson County:
    Search Handbook of Texas Online:

Wikipedia Articles:

    Hutchinson County:  
    Texas Panhandle:    

    Asa Phillip (Ace) Borger:   
    Billy Dixon (Dixon Creek):
    Frank Phillips:
    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:
     The entire book is available online and contains many interesting photos and stories.
Hutchinson County, a TX Genweb project:
Hutchinson County Towns (excluding 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 
    Article about Stained Glass Windows and Railroad Tracks, a book about Phillips:
Places to visit:
        Phillips 66 Museum, Bartlesville OK:
        Visit Frank Phillips birthplace/old style gas station:
        Restored Phillips 66 station:
        Frank and Jane Phillips' home:
        Woolaroc, Frank Phillips' lodge, museum & wildlife preserve:

Petroliana: Shop for Phillips 66 memorabilia, e.g., toys, maps, signs, gas pumps, etc.
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

    Plemons Stinnett Phillips Consolidated Independent School District
    Sanford Fritch ISD

Old Style Phillips 66 shield New Style Phillips 66 shield



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  

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

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