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Sam Sparks Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

Sam Sparks Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

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Date Created:December 12, 2008

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Government Act 1978 
Rev. 112008 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Date Report Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Court Organization 
SPARKS, SAM DISTRICT COURTS--Texas Western 
05115/2008 Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status;  Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Reporting Period  
magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time)  Nomination,  Date  01/01/2007  
ACTIVE ARTICLE Ill JUDGE  Initial  Annual  Final 12/31/2007  
Sb.  Amended Report 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  
Austin, Texas 78701-2333  
Reviewing Officer  Date  

IMPORTANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying thisform must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Sign last page. POSIT! NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) 
[ZJ  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
POSITION  NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY (/)
(/) :z:: (')5. 
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-,, 
II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) [ZJ NONE (No reportable agreements.) rrJ  -r.l .r:  
PARTIES AND TERMS 

III. N-INVES TMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24 offiling ins/ructions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income  
[2J NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  
SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME  
(yours, not spouse's) Spouse'S Non-lnvestinent Income I/you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section.
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) 
[2J NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 

IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging, food, entertainmenl 
(Includes those spouse and dependent hildren; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.} NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 
5th Circuit Judicial May -9, San Antonio, Texas Training Travel, lodging, meals Conference 2007 
State Bar Texas Sept. -Galveston, Texas Board Directors Travel, lodging, meals 29,2007 University Houston October Galveston, Texas Speaker School Law 4-5, 2007 

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05115/2008 
Federal Judicial Center October Fort Worth, Texas Training Travel, lodging, meals 
14-17, 2007 

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2008 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
DESCRIPTION VALUE

VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent clti/dren; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 
[ZJ  NONE (No reportable liabilities.)  
CREDITOR  DESCRIPTION  

VALUE CODE 

Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/l 5/2008 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 14-60 offilinc instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
(including tru assets) 

exempt from prio disclosure Condominium (20%) 
CASH ACCOUNTS: 
American Bank Commerce 
Chase Bank Texas Accounts 
Dain Rauscher account (Tarmack 
Gross value end 
Income during 
Transactions during reporting period 
reporting period 
reporting period 
____ _,_ 
(3)
(I) (2)
(I) (2) (I) 
Type (e. Date
Amount Type (e.g., Value alue
Place "(X)" afte
reach asset 
Value 
Gain 
Identity 
Code (A-H)  div., rent, int.)  Code (J-P)  thod -W)  buy, sell redemption)  Month -Day  Code (J-P)  Code (A-H)  buyer/seller (if private transaction)  
None Interest Interest Dividend 
16. 
Occidental Petroleum 

17. Income Gain Co.des: =$1,000 Jess =$2,501 -$5,000 0=$5,001-$15,000 =$15,00 -$50,000 
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 
Value Codes =$15,000 Jess =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,00 -$250,000 
(See Columns =$250,00 -$500,000 =$t,OOO,OOJ -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 and 03) =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 
Value Method Codes 	Q:=Appraisa =Cost (Real Estate Only) ::o:Assessmen! ""Cash Mar ket (See Column C2) ""Book Value ""Other =Eslimatcd 

Name Person Reporting 
SPARKS, SAM 
05115/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r111c111des those of;pouse ant1 depe11t1en1 c1zut1re11; see pp. 34-60 filing 
instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
0511512008 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vat11e, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 34-60 filing instructiuns.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
0511512008 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -i11come, value, lra11sactions (Includes those spouse a11d dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing i11structio11s.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

Date Report

SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2008 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 14-60 offtting instru ctions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r111c1ut1es those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

Name Person Reporting 	Date Report 

VIL INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
(including trust assets) 

- 	- 
Income during Gross value end 
Transactions during reporting riod 
reporting period reporting period 
(2)
(2) 
(I) 
(I) 
(2) 
(4) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  
(A-H) int.)  

Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Gain  Identity  
Code  Method  buy, sell,  Month  Code  buyer/seller  
(J-P)  Code (Q-W)  redemption)  Day  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private transaction)  

120. Genitope Corp. 	None 21. Gov't Nat'! MTG Assn. Pool 3663 Interest 
122. 
Gov't Nat'! MTG Assn. Pool 622080 Interest 

123. 
Gov't Nat'! MTG Assn. Pool 3700 Interest 

124. 
Gov't Nat'! MTG Assn. Pool 3709 Interest 

125. 
Gov't Nat'! MTG Assn. Pool 3772 Interest 

126. 
Gov't Nat'! MTG Assn. Pool 3664 Interest 

135. 
Govt Natl Mrg Assn Pool #003830 Interest 	See note VIII 

136. 
Govt Natl Mtg Assn Pool #003795 	Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 Jess 
(See Columns and D4) =$50,00  I00,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less 
(See Columns and D3) =$250,001  $500,000 =$25,000,001 $50,000,000 	Value Method Codes =Appraisal 
(See Column C2) ===Book Value 

Interest =$1,00 -$2,500 =$100,00 -$1,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 =$500,00 -$1,000,000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Other =$2,50  $5,000 =$1,000,001  $5,000,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =Assessment =Estimated D=$5,001-$15,000 More than $5,000,000 =$100,001  $250,000 $5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =Cash Markel 

Date Report 

SPARKS, SAM 
05/1512008 
D.(2) (4) 
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VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions (Includes 111ose spouse am1 dependent children; see pp. 34-60 filing instru ctions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period (!) 
Date
Place "(X)" after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Type (e.g., 
Month-
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, 
Day
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code red ption) 
(Q-W)
-------
137. Halliburton Dividend 
(3)Value Code 
(J-P) 
(5) 
Gain denlity Code buyer/se!Jer (A-H) (if private 
transaction) 
138.  Spanish Broadcasting, Inc.  None  
139.  Steris Corp.  None  

140. Tamarack Investment FDS Interest 
141. 
142. MISCELLANEOUS: 

.15 .Van Kampen Comstock_ ____ ---- ---None._ -_J ---_ y____  ---------- ---- 
152. 
153. RY-CBT Trustee IRA ec'd Parent  Distribution Income Gain Codes: ,000 less =$1,00t -$2,500 =$2,50 -$5,000 =$5,00J -$15,000 =$15,00 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,00 00,000 00,00 -$1,000,000 0$1,000,00t -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes 0$t5,000 less =$15,00 -$50,000 =$50,00t -$t00,000 0$100,00 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,00 -$500,000 $500,001, $t,000,000 =$1,000,00 -$5,000,000 $5,000,00 -$25,000,000 Value Method Codes $25,000,00t -$50,000,000 ""Appraisal =Cos< (Real Eslale Only) =More than $50,000,000 =Assessment ""Cash Market 
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other ==Estimated 
-------- 

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
0511512008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -i11conze, value, 1ransac1ions r111c1ut1es 1hose spouse a11t1 t1epe11t1e111 children; see pp. 34-60 filing i11s1ruc1io11s.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reponing period  

(4) (5)
(2) (I)
(I) (2) 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Date Value Gain Identity Place "(X)" after each asset 
Code 
Method buy, sell, Month -Code Code buyer/seller 
exempt from prior disclosure 	div., rent, Code 	transaction)
(Q-W) 
(A-H) int.) Code redemption) Day 
(A-H) (if private 
(J-P) 
154. 
American Mutual Fund Inc Dividend 

155. 
Bond Fund American Inc Dividend 

156. 
Capital World Growth Dividend 

157. 
I58. IRA-EDWARD JONES CUSTODIAN 
159. Hartford Cap. Appreciation CLA Dividend 
160. Hartford Global Leaders CLA 
Dividend 
161. Hartford Stock Fund CLA 
Dividend 
162. Annuity-Sunamerican Life Insurance Polaris 
Dividend 
Variable Annuity 
163. Property -DeBaca Co, New Mexico None 
164. Property -Brewster Co, 	None 
165. Royalty Interest -Upton Co,
Royalty 
166. Royalty Interest -Palo Pinto Co, Royalty 
(See Columns and D4) c$50,00I-$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes 15,000 less 15,00 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 00,001  $250,000 (See Colu and D3) =$250,001 $500,000 c$500,00I -$1,000,000 ,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,00 $50,000,000 cMore tha $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal ==Cost (Real Esta Only)  S=Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column Cl) ::::flook Value  V=O ther ""Estimated  

VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (IndicatepartofReporl) 

Line Bond was refinanced into bonds listed lines and 09. 
Line 115. Transactions during period 02-02 through 12-21 where earned dividend was reinvested each month. 
Line 134. 2006 Report listed two entries for Govt. Nat'! Mtg Assn. Pool 3851, purchases were made two separates dates (08-25 and 09-26). the current 

(2007) report, these two items were combined, and Govt. Nat'! Mtg Assn. Pool 3851 only listed once. 
Line 135. 2006 Report listed two entries for Govt. Nat'! Mtg Assn. Pool 3830, purchases were made two separates dates (04-19 and 06-27). the current 
(2007) report, these two items were combined, and Govt. Nat'! Mtg Assn. Pool 3830 only listed once. 

Date Report 
SPARKS, SAM 
05/15/2008 

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 vi the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 

NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104)



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