I read the tutorial thread on this subject but I didn't see reference to the raw folder which seems to be a key. At least for what i was trying to do. Here's what's working at the moment.
//First import the file into a (new) "raw" folder. That will get it into the R.java file
Resources r = this.getResources();
InputStream is = r.openRawResource(R.raw.[resource_identifier]);
BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String readString = br.readLine();
tv.setText(readString); //tv is TextView
There may be some importing necessary but nothing out of the ordinary.