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AMENDED Government Act 1978 
Calendar Year 2003 U.S.C. app.  101-111)  Person Reporting (Last namC, First name, Middle initial) Court Organization DatcofReport 
SPARKS, SAM  U.S.DISTRICT COURTS 7n.7n.004 litle (Article Judges indicate active scnioc status; ReportTypc (check appropriate type) Reporting Period 
magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) Nmmoation, Date 1/112003 
ACTIVE ARTICLE JUDGE Initial Final 12J3tn003 Chambers Office Address the basis the information contained this Report and auy modifications pertaining thereto, is. opinion, compliance 
United States Courthouse 
with applicable laws and n:gulatioos. 
200 West Eighth St., Suite 100 
Austin, Texas 78701-2333 
IMPORTANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this fmn must folloWcd. Compk:te all parts, checking the NONE box for each part 
 
whm you. have rcporlabk informaticm. Sign last page. POSmONS. (Rep 
 NONE -(NoreportAblepositioos.) 
(Rcpcringindividual onJ.y; see pp. 14-16 offiling instrucli.oos> AGREEMENTS. 
 NONE - r-;c0 .,, c::::> 
o-0(_t .-> 
:::: :z:  :c:--n ::i::: rn-:-( c::::i !ti 
..c.. 
 
ill. NON-INVESTMENT INCOME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see PP 17-24 filing instructions) Filers Non-Investment lncom 
 NONE -(No reportable non-investment income.) Spouses Non-Investment Income -(If you were married during any portion the reporting year, please complete this section. (dollar amount not required except for honoraria) 
 NONE -(No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
 
IV. 	REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging, food, entertainment. (Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 25-27 instructions.) 
 NONE -(No such reportable reimbursements.) GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 2831 instructions.) 
 NONE (No such reportable gifts.) 
 
 
VI. I.JABil.JTIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 32-34 instructions.) 
 NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
712712004 
VII. INVESTMENTSandTRUSTS -income, value, transcations {includes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 filing instructions.) Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period Description Assets 
reporting period reporting period 
(including trust assets) not exempt from disclosure 
(1) (2) (1) (2) (1) 
(2) (3) (4) Place (X) after each asset exempt Amount 
Type Value Type (e.g. Dale:Value Value Gain Identity from prior disclosure Code2 Method buy, sell, Month-Code div. rent Codc2 Code buyer/seller 
Code3 merger, 
(Q-W) 
Day 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) (A (if privalC 
transaction) 
DNONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions) Condominium (10%), None CASH ACCOUNTS: Chase Bank Texas Accounts Interest Dain Rauscher account (Great Hall Investment Interest 
Funds) STOCKS: 
EOG Resources Inc. Dividend 
Forest Oil Corp. 	None Buy 01-09 Market 
 
10. 
Hilton Hotels Corp. Dividend 
 
11. 
Kirby Corp. 	None 
 
12. 
Occidental Petroleum Dividend 
 
 
13. 
14. BONDS: 
16. 
Allen ISD Interest 
Allen ISD Interest 
17. Arlington lSD Interest 
18. Austin Higher Auth Interest lnco!WGain Codc.S: (See Columns aDd D4) Value Codes: (See Columns and D3) Value Method Cock> . r-l..-fl, $1.000 less $50.001-$100,000 15,000 less $250.000-$500,000 $.!5,000.001-$50,000,000 =Appmisal -T.i.nn-Vinf $1,001-$2,500 $100,001-$1,000.000 $15,001-$50,000 $500.001-$1,000.000 Cost {Real Estate Only) =Od1er $.!,50l -$5,000 $1,000,00J-$5,000,000 $50,001-$100,000 $1,000,00J.$5.000,000 $More tlum $50.000.000 Assessment =Estimated $5,001-$15.000 =More than $5,000,000 $100,001-$250.000 $5,000,001-S.!5,000,000 Cash!Marlet $15.001-$50,000 
 
Name Pemm Reporting 
Date Report 
 
SPARKS, SAM 
7/27n004 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, traoscatiODS (mcludes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 filing inslrUCtions.) Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
Description Assets 
reporting period 
reporting period (including trust assets) 
(I) (2) (1) (2) not exempt from disclosure 
19. Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Crowley ISO Amount Code (A-H) Type (e.g. div. rent int.) Interest Value Code (J-P) Value Method Code3 (Q-W) Type (e.g. buy, sell, merger, redemption) Buy (2) Date: Month-Day 03-03 Value Code2 (J-P) Gain Code (A- Identity buyer/seller (if privale transaction) Market 
20. Austin Utility Sys Interest Redeemed 06-06 Market 
21. Austin Utility Sys Interest 
22. San Angelo Interest Buy 03-19 Market 
23. Beeville ISO Interest 
24. Bryan Utility Interest Redeemed 07-01 Market 
25. Canadian River Mun. Tx. Rv. Interest 
 
26. Canyon ISO Interest 
27. CamilltonTX Interest 
28. 
Cedar Park Util Sys Interest 
 
29. 
Columbia Brawria Interest 
 
 
30. ComalTXISD Interest 
31. 
Conroe ISO Interest 
 
32. 
Crowley ISD Interest 
 
 
Denton Elec Rev Interest 
33. 
34. Dickinson ISO Interest Paso New Pub Interest 
36. Forney ISD Interest lnconr/Gain Codes: $1.000 less $1,001-$2,500 $2.501-$5,000 $5.001-$15.000 $15,001-$50,000 
(See Column.> and D4} $50.001-$100,000 Sl00,001-$1,000.000 $1,000,001-$5.000,000 More than $5,000,000 Value Codes: =$15,000 less $15,001-$50,000 $50,001-$100,000 $100,00l-$250.000 
(See Column:. and D3} $250.00Cl-$500.000 $500,00J-$1,000.000 $1,000,001-$5.000,000 $5,000,001-$.!5,000,000 $25,000,00J-$50,000,000 $More than $50.000,000 V...50.000 $5,000,001-$25,000,000 =Cash/Market 
 
Date Report 
Name Person Reporting 
 
Page 4of8 
SPARKS, SAM 
7/2712004 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transcations (UlCludes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 filing instructions.) 
Gross value end Transactions during reporting period Description Assets Income during reporting period(including trust assets) not exempt from disclosure 
(2) (1)(I) (2) 
(3) (4) (5) 
Value Gain Identity 
Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(J-P) (if private 
 
Place (X) after each asset exempt 
Amount Type (e.g. Value Value Type (e.g. 
from priordisclosure 
Date: 
Code2 Method buy, sell, Month-Code div. 
rent. 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code3 merger, Day 
redelq>tion) 
(Q-W) 
transaction) 
 
KatyTXISD Interest 
56. Katy ISD Interest 
58. Leander ISO Interest 
 
Lewisville ISO Interest 
60. Lewisville ISD Interest 
 
Lubbock Interest 
61. 
North EastTX ISD Interest 
 
North Texas Mun Water None 
 
62. 
 
 
 
Pflugerville Interest 
Pleasant Grove ISO Interest 
64. 
 
 
65. 
Prosper ISD Interest 
 
66. 
Round Rock Interest 
 
 
67. Sam Rayburn Mun Pwr Interest 
68. San Antonio Elec. Gas Interest 
69. San Marcos Interest 
70. Sealy ISD Interest 
71. Southlake Interest 
72.  Spring ISD Interest income/Gain Codes: (See Columns and 04) Vulue Codes: (Se Columns and D3) VaJue Method Codes .000 less =$50,001-$100,000 =$15,000 less J-; =$250.000-$500,000 $25,000,001-$50,000,000 Appraisal =$1,001-$2.500 $100,001-$1,000.000 $15,001-$50,000 $500,00J-$1,000.000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) -rth ...... $:!,501-$5,000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 $50,001-$100,000 $1,000,001-$5.000,000 $More than $50.ooo.oon Assessmenr =fatimated $5,001-$15.000 =More than $5,000,000 $100,001-$250.000 =$5,000,00H25,000,000 =Cash/Market =$15,001-$50,000 
 
 
Name Person Reporting Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
712712004 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, ttanscations (iocludes those lhe spouse and dcpeodenl children. See pp. 34-57 filing instructions.} 
Description ofAssets (iocluding trust assets} Income during reporting period Gross value end reporting period Transactions during repm1ing period 
(I) (2) (1) (2) (l) not exempt from disclosure 
(2) (3) (4) (5) 
 
Place (X) after each asset exempt 
Amount Type 
Value Value Type (e.g. Date: Value Gain Identity 
Code2 Code buye:r/sellerfrom ?ior disclosure Code2 Method buy, sell, Month-Code div. 
rent. 
(A-H) int.} (J-P) Code3 merger, Day (I-P) (A [If private 
redemption) 
(Q-W) 
transaction) 
73. Pub Fin Auth 	None 
. 
76. 
Travis Interest 
Washington State G.O. None 
Waxahachie ISD None 
 
77. 
Weatherford Util Sys. Interest 
 
78. 
Whitehouse ISD Rev Interest 
 
 
80. 
Willis ISD 	None 
Willis ISO Interest 
81. 
Willis ISO Interest 
 
82. Austin Rev. Interest 
 
83. Austin Rev. Interest 
 
 
84. 
Upper Trinity Reg. Auth. Interest 
 
85. 
 
86. 
DAIN, RAUSCHER IRA: 
 
 
87. 
American Balance Dividend Buy 08-14 Market 
 
88. 
Barry R.G. Corp. 	None Sold 08-13 Market 
 
89. Trade Group 	None Buy 01-22 Market 
 
 
90., EOG Resources Inc. Dividend 	lncomclGain Codes: $1.000 les 1,00 -S2.500 $2.501-$5,000 $5.001-$15,000 $15,001-$50,000 (See Columns and D4) $50.001-$100.000 Sl00,001-$1.000,000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 =More than $5,000.000 Value Codes: $15,000 less Sl5,00l-$50,000 $50,001-$100,000 $100,001-$250.000 
(ee Colwnn; and D3) $250.000-$500,000 $500.001-$1,000,000 =$1,000.001-$5.000,000 $5,000,001-S.!5,000,000 $.!5,000.00l-S50,000.000 $More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes Appr.Usal Cost (Real Estate Only) Assessmem Cash/Market 
(See Column C2,> Book alue =Other =Estimated 
 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
Page 6of8 
SPARKS, SAM 
7n7/2004 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income. value, mmscations (includes those the spouse and dependent children. Sec pp. 34-57 filing instructions.) Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period Description Assets 
reporting period reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
(1) (2) (1) (2) 
not exempt from disclosure 
(2) (3) 
Place 0() after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code (A-H) Type (e.g. div. rent. int.) Value Code2 (1-P) Value Method Code3 (Q-W) Type (e.g. buy, sell, merger, redemption) Date: Month-Day Value Code2 (J-P) Gain (A- Identity buyer/seller (if private tr.msaction) 
91. EURO Pac Growth Dividend Sold 08-08 Market 
 
94. 
Forest Oil Corp. None Buy 01-08 Market 
Great Hall Money Mrk Interest 
Friede Goldman Halter None 
 
95. 
Hilton Hotels Corp. Dividend 
 
96. 
Kirby Corp 	None 
 
 
Earthlink 	None 
98. 
New Perspective Dividend Sold 08-14 Market 
 
99. 
Schlotskys, Inc. 	Nooe 
 
100. 
Select Comfort Corp. 	None Sold 11-26 Market 
 
101. 
Smallcap World Inc. Dividend Buy 12-15 Market 
 
102. 
Steris Corp. 	None 
 
103. 
Trinity Industries Inc. Dividend 
 
 
104. Perot Sys Corp CDT None 
105. Chevron-Texaco Corp. (formerly Texaco Inc.) Dividend Buy 08-27 Market 
106. Govt Nalt MTG Assn Pool Interest 
107. Govt Nall MTG Assn Pool Interest 
108. Spanish Broadcasting. Inc. None Buy 09-12 Market lncomefGain Codes: (See Columns and D4) Value Codes: (See Columns wid D3) Value Method Codes $1,000 less $50,001-$100.000 $15,000 less $250.000-$500,000 $.!5,000,001-$50.000,000 =Appmisal -Iln.n.l ._111p. $1,001-$2,500 $100,001-$1.000,000 $15,001-$50,000 $500,00 $1,000.000 Cost (Real Estate Only) =Other $.!.501-$5,000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 $50,001-$100,000 $1,000,001-$5.000,000 $More than $5u.OOO.OOO Assessirenc Estimated $5.00J-$15.000 More than $5,000,000 $100,001-$250.000 $5,000,001-$25,000,000 Cash/Market $15,001-$50,000 
 
. 
Name PeISon Reporting 
Date Report 
Page 7of8 
SPARKS, SAM 
7127/2004 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transcations (includes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 offiling instructions.) Income during Gross value end Transactions dming reporting period Description Assel$ 
reporting period reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
nOI exempt from disclosure 
(2) (1) (2) (1) 
(2) (3) (4) 
Place (X) after each asset exempt Amount Type (e.g. Value Value Type (e.g. Date: Value Gain Identity from prior disclosure Code div. rent. Code2 Method buy, sell, Month-Code Code buyer/selleT 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) CodeJ mctger, Day (A(if private 
redemption) 
(Q-W) 
tr.tnSactioo) 
109. 
110. 
MISCEU..ANEOUS: 
 
111. 
LRF limited Pship Royalty 
 
112. 
 
113. 
SEPARATE PROPERTY 
 
114. 
EDWARD JONES 
 
115. 
Capital Income Builder Fund Dividend 
 
116. 
Goldman Sachs Cap-A None 
 
117. 
Growth Fund Am. Dividend 
 
118. 
Tax Exempt Bond Interest 
 
 
119. Van Kampen Comstock Nooe 
120. BENIFICIARY..Trustee IRA Distribution 
121. American Mutual Fund Inc Dividend 
Bond Fund American Inc Dividend 
122. 
123. Capital World Growth Dividend 
124. IRA-Edward Jones Custodian 
125. Hartford Cap. Appreciation CLA Dividend 
126. Hartford Global Leaders Cl.A Dividend Income/Gain Codes: (See Columns und D4) Value Codes: (See Cclumns and D3) Valu Method Codes ,...,_, --......., $1.000 Jess =$50,001-$100.000 =$15,000 less $250.000-$500,000 $.?.5,000,001-S50,000,000 =Appraisal -n.-.nl f11nP $1,001-S2,500 $100,001-$1,000,000 $15,001-$50,000 $500.001-$1,000.000 Cos.I (Real Estate Only) =Other $2,501-$5,000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 $50,001-$100.000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 $More than $50,000,000 Assess=m =Estimated $5,001-$15.000 More than S5,000.000 $100,001-$250,000 $5,000,001-$.?.5,000,000 Cw;h/Market $15,00 I-S50,000 
 
Date Report 
Name Person Reporting 
Page 8of 
SPARKS, SAM 
7n7/2004 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transcations (includes those tlie spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 filing instructions.) Description ofAssets (including trust assets) Income during reporting period Gross value end reporting period Transactions during reporting period 
Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure (1) (2) Amount Type (e.g. Code div. rent (A-H) int) (1) Value Code2 (J-P) (2) Value Method Code3 (Q-W) (1) Type (e.g. buy, sell, merger, redemption) not exempt from disclosure (2) (3) (4) (5) Date: Value Identity MonthCode2 buyer/seller Day (J-P) (A(if private transaction) 
127. 128. 129. Hartford Stock Fund CLA Annuity-Sunamerican Life Insurance Polaris Variable Annuity Property -DeBaca Co, New Mexico Dividend Dividend None 
130. Property -Brewster Co, None 
131. Royalty Interest -Upton Co, Royalty 
132. Royalty Interest -Palo Pinto Co, Royalty lncomelGain Codes: $1,000 less $1,001-$2,500 $?..501-$5,000 $5,001-$15,000 $15,001-$50,000 
(See Columns urul D4) $50.001-$100,000 $1()(),001-$1.000,000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 More than $5,000.000 Value Codes: $15,000 less Sl5,00l-$50,000 $50,001-$100,000 $100,001-$250.000 
(See Columns and D3) $250,000-$500,000 $500,001-$1,000.000 $1,000.001-$5.000,000 $5,000,001-$25,000,000 $.!5,000,00lS50,000,000 =$More than $50,000.000 aiu;: Method Codes Appraisal Cost (Real Estate Only) AssesSlrent Cash/Market =Othtr =Estimated 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WlLFULL FALSIFIES FAILS FILE TIITS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
 
 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544 Government Act 1978 
Rev.1/2004 
Calendar Year 2003 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (Last name, First name, Middle initial) Court Organization Date ofReport 
SPARKS, SAM U.S.DISTRICT COURTS 5/1512004 Title (Article Judges indicate active senior status; ReportType (check appropriate type) Reporting Period 
magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) Nomiuation, Date lOfl/199 11112003 
ACTIVE ARTICLE Initial Ammal Final 1213112003 Chambers Office Address the basis the information contained this Report and any 
modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion, compliance 
United States CoUrthouse 
 
with applicable laws and regulations. 
200 West Eighth St., Suite 100 
Reviewing Officer 
Austin, Texas 78701-2333 
 
IMPORTANT.NOTES: 1be instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Sign last page. POSffiONS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions) 
 NONE -(Noreportablepositions.) 
 
-() 
 fTI 
II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions) 
:a: ,,, 
 NONE -(No reportable agrcemcnts.) c::> 
.r::. 
 
 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
5/1512004 
 
 
ill. NON-INVESTMENT INCOME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24 filing instructions) Filers Non-Investment Incom 
 NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
(yours, not spouses) Spouses Non Investment Income -(Ifyou were married during any portion ofthe reporting year, please complete this section. (dollar amount not required. except far honoraria) 
 NONE (No reportable non-investmcDt income.) 
 
{Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 25-27 of.instructions.) 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 28-31 instructions.) 
 NONE -(No such reportable gifts.) 
VI. LIABII.IIJES. 	{Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 32-34 instructions.) 
 NONE -{No repcxtable liabilities.) 
Income during 
Date Report 
Name Person Reporting Page 1of8 
SPARKS, SAM 
s11snoo4 
VII. INVESTMF..NTS and TRUSTS -income. value, tramcatiDns (mcfudes those lbe spouse and dependent cbildlcJL Sec pp. 34-57 offiling inslructions.) 
Description Assets 
(mcludiog trust assets) Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
rq>ortiDg period 
IfDOI exempt from disclosure 
(2) (1) (2) (1) 
(5) 
Place (X) after each asset exempt fiwnpritioo)transaction) 
(Q-W) 
109. 
110. MlSCEU.ANEOUS: 
111. I.RF Limited Pship Royalty 
112. 
113. -SEPARATE PROPERTY 
 
114. EDWARD JONES 
115. Capital Income Builder Fund Dividend 
116. 
Goldman Sachs Cap-A None 
 
117. 
Growth Fund Am. Dividend 
 
118. 
Tax Exempt Bond Arn Interest 
 
119. 
Van Kampen Comstock None 
 
 
120. BENIFIClARY-CBT Trustee IRA-c Distribution 
121. 
American Mutual Fnnd Inc Dividend 
 
122. 
Bond Fnnd American Inc Dividend 
 
123. 
Capital World Growth Dividend 
 
 
124. 
 IRA-Edward Jones Custodian) 
 
125. 
Hartford Cap. Appreciation CLA Dividend 
 
 
126. Hartford Global Leaders CLA Dividend T lncome/Galn Codes: SJ.000 less $1,001-$2,500 $2.501-$5,000 =$5,001-$15,000 $15,001-$50,000 
(See Columns and 04) =SS0.001-$100,000 Sl00,001-$1,000,000 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 =More thanS5,000,000 Value Codes: $15,000 !es S!5,00I-$50.000 $50,001-$100,000 $100,001-$250.000 
(See Columns and 03) $250,000-$500,000 SS00,001-$1,000.000 $1,000,001-$5.000,000 $5,000,001-$25,000.000 =$25,000,00 I-$50,000,000 $More than $50.000,000 Jue Methotioa)(Q-W) 
(5) 
Identity 
buyer/seller (ifprivate tr.msaction) lncomelGain Codes: $1,000 less SL,001-$2,500 $5,001$15.000 $15,00l -$50,000 
(See Columns 8I11104) $50,001$100,000 SI00,001-$1,000,000 $1.000,001-$5,000,000 =More than $5,000.000 value Codes: $15,000 less $15,001-$50,000 $50,001$100;000 $100,001-$250,000 
(Ser Columns and 03) $250,000.$500,000 S500.001-$1,000,000 =$1,000,001$5.0()(J,000 $5,000,001-$25,000,000 $.?.5,000,001-$50,000,000 $More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal Cost (Real Estate Only) Assessirent Cash/Market 
(See Colurrm C2) Book Value =Otl1er =Estimated 
 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
5/15/2004 
(IDdicatepartofReport.> 
VIII. ADDrrIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable sta!Utory provisions permitting non-disclosure.