Just dropped application in the mail today
I have had a Texas CHL for... let's just say several years. My last renewal took quite a while and I was worried for over a month that I would be stopped with an expired license and not be able to explain.
My wife and I are now in the middle of our cycle where we will have to renew in a little over two years. I decided that we should submit for a Pennsylvania permit that is honored in Texas. We just did so. We'll see how long it takes to get it back.
The non-resident PA permit is extremely easy to obtain. The main point of qualification is having a permit from your state of residence IF your state issues permits.