The Lubbock Border Patrols main focus has been the stretch of highway between here and Amarillo because of the high potential of smugglers. Now these two agencies along with seven others will be closed.
"I think it's the right thing to do," said Bill Brooks.
The federal agency said it would be more efficient to move resources closer to border towns, causing agencies to be relocated.
But on a past ride with a border patrol agent he said the roadways from Lubbock to Amarillo have been a problem.
"It's a smugglers paradise," he said.
Between the two stations there are several highways with documented histories of being frequently used by smugglers.
"Though our border patrol agents will not longer be located in these areas, we're deactivating these stations, and the border patrol intends to maintain a strong and law enforcement partnership with immigration customs and enforcement," said Brooks.
Other stations set to be closed in Texas including Dallas, San Antonio, Abilene and San Angelo.
"These activations are consistent with the border patrols strategic goal of securing America's borders and the objective of decreasing and sustaining the certainty of arrest for those who would enter our country illegally."
Now these nine offices will not be closed for another six months.