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A trial court is authorized to dismiss a case for want of prosecution by rule of civil procedure
165a and by
exercise of its inherent power to manage its docket. See: Villarreal v. San Antonio Truck & Equip., 994 S.W.2d 628, 630 (Tex. 1999). A trial court may dismiss a case under rule 165a on "failure of any party seeking
affirmative relief to appear for any hearing or trial of which the party had notice" or when a case is "not
disposed of within the time standards promulgated" by the supreme court. Tex. R. Civ. P. 165a(1)(requiring judges to ensure, so far as reasonably possible, that civil nonjury cases are brought to trial or final disposition within twelve months from appearance date, and that civil jury cases are brought to trial or final disposition within eighteen months from appearance date).
So, if there has been no action on this case for 12-18 months, then you need the attorney representing you to file a motion to dismiss
for want of prosecution of the case and the court will do so if it finds the failure to continue to pursue the case was intentional or the result of conscious indifference." See: Tex. R. Civ. P. 165a(3).