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Sam Sparks – 2011

Sam Sparks – 2011

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Rev. 112012 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) SPARKS, SAM Court Organization DISTRICT COURTS--Texas Western Date Report 05/15/2012 Title (Article Ill judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) ACTIVE ARTICLE III JUDGE Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Nomination Date Initial [{] Annual Sb. Amended Report Fmal Reporting Period 01/01/2011 12/31/2011 Chambers Office Address 
United States Courthouse 200 West Eighth St., Suite 100 Austin, Texas 78701-2333 
JMPO ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Insert signature last page. POSITIONS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable positions.) 
POSITION NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY 
 
 
II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable agreements.) 
 
PARTIES AND TERMS 
 
0511512012 
SPARKS, SAM 
III. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individ1tal and spo1tse; see pp. 17-24 filing instr1tctions.) Filers Non-Investment Income 
[{] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
SOURCE AND TYPE INCOME 
(yours, not spouses) Spouses Non-Investment Income -Jfyou were married d1tring any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
SOURCE AND TYPE 
 
 
IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, /odging,jood, entertainment. (Includes those spouse and dependent chz/dren, see pp. 25-27 filing instrucllons) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) ITEMS PAID PROVIDED 
Transportation, meals, lodging 
 
 
05/15/2012 
SPARKS, SAM GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
SOURCE DESCRIPTION VALUE 
VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
CREDITOR DESCRIPTION VALUE CODE 
 
 
 
05/15/2012 
SPARKS, SAM 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
 
transaction) ominium None CASH ACCOUNTS: American Bank Commerce Interest Chase Bank Texas Accounts Interest RBC Prime Money Market Fund (formerly Dain Rauscher account Frost Bank Dividend Interest STOCKS: 
10. Occidental Petroleum Dividend 
11. 
12. BONDS: 
13. Austm Community College Interest 
14. AustinTxGO Interest 
15. Austin LTD Interest Buy 9/8/11 Market 
16. Barbers Hill Interest 
17. Baytown Interest Income Gam Codes 41.000 less =$1,00 -$2.500 =$2,501 -$5,000 45.001 -$15,000 415,001 -$50,000 
(Sec Columns and D4) F=$50.001-$100,000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000 Ill =$1.000,001 -$5.000.000 112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50.000 L=$50.001 -$100.000 =$I 00.00 -$250.000 
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250.00 -$500,000 0=$500,00 -$1,000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000,001 -$25,000.000 =$25,000.001 -$50,000.000 =More than $50.000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) U=Book Value V=Other W=Estimated 
 
 
Date Report 
0511512012 
SPARKS, SAM 
VII. INVESTMENTS and STS income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income durmg Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting penod reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (I) (I) 
(2) 
(4) 
Place (X) after each asset 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
Code 
exempt from prior disclosure 
div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes. =$1,000 less =$1,00I -$2.500 42.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and D4) =$50.001 -$100.000 :$100.001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5.000.000 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes 415,000 less K:$15,00l -$50.000 L:$50.001-$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Columns and D3) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500,00 -$1,000,000 :$1,000.001 -$5.000,000 =$5.000,001 -$25.000.000 =$25,000.00 -$50.000.000 :More than $50.000.000 Value Mclhod Codes Q:Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value V=Othcr =hst1matcd 
 
 
05/15/2012 
SPARKS, SAM 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reportmg period (including trust assets) reporting penod ofreporting period 
(2) (2) (I) (2) (3) 
(5) 
Place {X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code (A-H) Type (e.g., d1v., rent, int.) Value Code (J-P) Value Method Code3 (Q-W) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) Date mm/dd/yy Value Code (J-P) Gain Code (A-H) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction) 
Del Valle !SD Interest 
 
36. Del Valle !SD Interest Redeemed 02/01/11 Market Income Gam Codes. 1.000 less 41.001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5,000 =$5.001 -$15.000 =$15,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and D4) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$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 
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000 000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 
P3=$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =l:.stimated 
 
 
05115/2012 
SPARKS, SAM 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, va111e, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing ins1r11c1ions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transact10ns during reporting period 
(including trust a;sets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) 
(2) (2) 
(I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code (A-H) Type (e.g., div., rent, int.) Value Code2 (J-P) Value Method Code (Q-W) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) Date mm/dd/yy Value Code (J-P) Gain Code (A-H) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction) 
52. Humble ISO Interest 
 
Irving Wtr Swr Interest Income Gam Codes =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 42,501 -$5,000 0=$5,001-$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 
(See Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001  $1.000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5,000.000 112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15,001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$!00.00t -$250.000 
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25.000.001 -$50,000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estunated 
 
 
05/15/2012 
SPARKS, SAM 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vatue, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions dunng reporting period 
(including trust assets) reportmg penod reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (I) 
(3) 
(5) 
Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code (A-H) Type (e.g., div., rent, int.) Value Code (J-P) Value Method Code (Q-W) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) Date mm/dd/yy Value Code (J-P) Gain Code (A-H) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction) 
69. Northwest !SD Interest Buy 09/08/11 Market Income Garn Codes $1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 42.501  $5,000 45,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 
(See Columns and D4) F$50,001-$100,000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5.000, 000 =More than $5,000.000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$!00.000 =$!00.001 -$250,000 
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500.000 =$500.001  $1,000.000 41.000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000.000 =$25,000.00I -$50.000,000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated 
 
 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2012 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instmctions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Descript10n Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reportmg penod 
(includmg trust assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
 
(I) (2) 
(2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
Code 
exempt from prior disclosure 
div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
transaction) 
86. 
Seguin Interest 
 
87. 
Sheldon !SD Interest 
 
88. 
SOCORRO Tex !SD G/O Interest Income Gam Codes =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 c=$2,501 -$5,000 D=$5.001 -$15,000 E=$15,001 -$50,000 
(Sec Columns and D4) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001-$1.000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5.000.000 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes 415.000 less K=$15,00I -$50,000 L=$50,001 -$100,000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Columns and 03) N=$250,001 -$500.000 0=$500,001-$1,000,000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000,000 P2=$5,000.001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) U=Book Value V=Other W=Est1mated 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions dunng reporting period 
(including trust assets) reportmg period reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (I) 
(2) (4) 
(5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gam Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transact10n) Income Garn Codes =$1,000 less =$1,001-$2,500 =$2.501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15.000 =$15,001 -$50,000 
(Sec Columns and D4) F=$50.00l -$100,000 =$100.001 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 =$100.00 -$250.000 
(See Columns and 03) =$250,00 -$500,000 0=$500.001 -$1,000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000,001 -$25,000.000 =$25,000.001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes Q=AppraJSal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other W=Est11nated 
 
 
05/15/2012 
SPARKS, SAM 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Descript10n Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type g., Value Value Type(e Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code3 redempt10n) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) lncomc Gain Codes =$1,000 less =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15.000 =$15,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and 04) =$50.001  $100,000 =$100.001 -$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 
(See Columns and 03) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000 =$5.000,001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estnnatcd 
 
 
SPARKS, SAM 
0511512012 
VII. INVESTMENT and --income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reportmg penod (including trust assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
(2) (2) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) ormt.) (J-P) Code redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
 
transaction) 
137. Van Kampen Comstock None 
138. 
139. BENIFICIARY-CBT Trustee IRA Distribution 
Ill!! Decd 
140. American Mutual Fund Inc Dividend Income Gam Codes 41.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns 81and04) =$50.001  $100.000 =$100.001 -$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 -$250.000 
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500,00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000,000 =$5,000.001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000.00  $50.000.000 =More than $50.000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated 
 
 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2012 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicatepartofreport.) 
Line 95. American Balance Fund Inc.: bought and reinvested quarterly (3-8-11, 6-8-11, 9-14-11, and 12-27-11 
 
05/15/2012 
SPARKS, SAM 
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. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
Signature: SAM ARKS 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544