Text Object Access

Is it just me or is there no way to access or alter a text object? I saw there is such a thing as a Text object in the API, but it seams that is part of the GUI, cause I can’t find a way to create one and link it to a scene.

Searching the forms produces little information on this, maybe I am just not looking in the right place?

My goal is to produce an automated script for producing text titles from a file.

Thanks