Outside View

If the saga of Fairfield Lake State Park were a Hollywood tear-jerker, the cold property developer determined to turn a longtime natural refuge into a community of multimillion-dollar homes would have a last-minute change of heart and sell — no, donate! — the park southeast of Dallas to the state.

But that’s not the ending of this tale, so some want to turn it into a courtroom drama that turns on the use of eminent domain. It’s the wrong approach, and Texas taxpayers would be better off turning their attention to another story.

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