Local boxer Rudy “Ruru” Santiago Silvas is fighting for something much more. To fully understand that, you’d have to walk a mile in his shoes — or perhaps run the five he usually runs in the afternoons while at work.


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Twenty years ago, I was 16 years old and a junior in high school. I couldn’t tell you how the day started or what I had for breakfast on Sept. 11, 2001, but I can tell you vividly what happened later that morning as I walked through the halls of Frisco High School during passing periods betw…