by JoAnn Storey, JoAnn Storey, P.C.

A trial court has the inherent authority to change or modify any interlocutory order or judgment until the judgment becomes final. H.S.M. Acquisitions v. West, 917 S.W.2d 872, 876-77 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1996, writ denied). Thus, for example, a trial court has the discretion to reconsider its prior order denying a motion for summary judgment and to rescind that order and enter an order granting the motion. Grace v. Zimmerman, 853 S.W.2d 92, 98 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 1993, no writ).