The proposed plans to build a convenience store had Lubbock Cooper School Superintendent, Pat Henderson, concerned.
"That's just too close to the 2200 students that we have in our three campuses," said Henderson.
So he took those concerns to the county commission. Preparing a proposal to protect Lubbock Cooper schools.
"Our purpose is to keep alcohol sales away from our students, we're trying to create a safe, alcohol free environment, not only on our campuses and at school related activities, but in the general area where our students and parents go to and come from school," said Henderson.
On Monday, that proposal was unanimously approved by the Lubbock County Commission. The new law is similar to the city's - alcohol cannot be sold within 300 feet of a school. But the updated law only includes Precinct 1, where the three Lubbock Cooper Schools are located.
"We supported their efforts, and supported the school board," said Bill McCay.
County Commissioner Bill McCay said that means other businesses in the county are free to sell school.
"We certainly encourage and hope to see growth in the community and support growth, but we are following what the school asked us to do, and that is just keep the campus safe," said McCay.
"And we hope they continue to build stores in our area because we appreciate the tax base," said Henderson.