Perhaps the best lessons Brett Berry learned while attending Texas State University in San Marcos were not taught in a classroom but through the jobs he worked.

Brett, a 2007 graduate of Tolar High School, learned about the bartending industry.

Warren's Backyad-Brett Berry

SERVICE WITH A SMILE: Tolar High School graduate Brett Berry, new owner of the revamped Warren's Backyard on Weatherford Highway, prepares to serve up some cool drinks to patrons on a recent weekend.

Warren's Backyard - Berry family

FAMILY ROOTS: The Berry family's roots in Hood County go way back. Here, Brett Berry, center, poses with mom Joni and dad Steve, the previous owners of Warren's Backyard.

Warren's Backyard-backyard view

A PLACE TO RELAX: The new Warren's Backyard offers outdoor seating under lighted oak trees and a stage for live band performances.

Warren's Backyard-Jeremy Newberry

TRUSTED FRIEND: Jeremy Newberry, Brett Berry's friend since fourth grade, manages day-to-day operations at the new Warren's Backyard. | 817-579-1886