A trial court’s inherent power does not permit it to dismiss a party’s claims on the merits without a pending motion

Porras v. Jefferson, __ S.W.3rd __ (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, no. pet. h.). A trial court has certain “inherent powers” it can utilize to aid in the exercise of its jurisdiction, in the administration of justice, and in preservation of its independence and integ