Sears at the Galleria Mall in Centerville closing in early April


Thursday Sears Holdings announced it will be closing 64 Kmart and 39 Sears stores.

The 103 stores are slated to close by early April, which does not include the more than 60 stores set to close at the end of January.

"Sears Holdings continues its strategic assessment of the productivity of our Kmart and Sears store base and will continue to right size our store footprint in number and size", the company said in a statement.

Sears' latest store closures follow a year of cost-cutting and a pair of deals announced last month that Sears said would give it more financial flexibility heading into 2018. After the planned closures this year, Sears will operate about 1,000 Sears and Kmart locations. Sears relaunched its Wish Book catalog online late previous year.

While closing a store is always a hard decision because of the impact on our customers, our associates and the community, Macy's is delighted to have served this community over the years. While Lubbock's Sears location is not on the chopping block, three Texas locations are.

Sears closing over 100 stores, including Hanford

The majority of jobs lost to the closures are part-time positions, according to Sears Holdings.

"This closing opens up the door for some redevelopment so we have the opportunity to reinvent this anchor store, and help reinvigorate the Houston Galleria", Hogan said. At the time, Sears was expected to remain open in the renovated store's lower level.

"It's definitely the online shopping", she said.

Sears has seen its sales decline 45 percent since early 2013.