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Officers' Quarters

While the Texas A&M University System's RELLIS Campus is undergoing a dramatic and extensive redevelopment initiative, during the nearly 55 years that Texas A&M University made use of the old Bryan Army Air Field site, the majority of the buildings at the locale were repurposed from their original use on the military instillation.

Dr. Dale Fritz spent nearly a quarter century as a district extension administrator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. He and his staff worked in an old officers' quarters building.

Fritz spoke of his time spent at the RELLIS site, when it went by the name Riverside Campus. That interview took place at the AgriLife Extension Services' new South Campus location on William B. Fitch Parkway.


Dr. Dale Fritz grew up on a small farm near Brenham, Texas where his family produced cotton, corn, hay, beef cattle, and swine. As a youngster, he was active in 4-H and FFA. Dr. Fritz graduated from Brenham High School, began his college studies at Blinn College, then completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M. He began his AgriLife Extension career in 1979 as a county extension agent in Fayette County, TX, and ultimately became a district extension administrator, a position he held for 25 years. Dr. Fritz continues his involvement in production agriculture by maintaining cow herds on both his farm near Snook and on his family’s farm near Brenham.